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Meaning of ELK

Pronunciation:  elk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called elk in Europe and moose in North America

ELK is a 3 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: Alces alces, European elk, moose
 See Also: Alces, cervid, deer, genus Alces



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Elk\, n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG.
    elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.]
    A large deer, of several species. The European elk ({Alces
    machlis} or {Cervus alces}) is closely allied to the American
    moose. The American elk, or wapiti ({Cervus Canadensis}), is
    closely related to the European stag. See {Moose}, and
    {Irish elk} (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer
       ({Cervus giganteus}) with widely spreading antlers. Its
       remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in
       Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also
       Illustration of {Antler}.
    {Cape elk} (Zo["o]l.), the eland.
  2. \Elk\, Elke \Elke\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The European wild or whistling swan ({Cygnus ferus}).
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 Definition: Seeing an elk in your dream, symbolizes strength and endurance. It is an indication that you need to spend more time with friends and eat healthier.
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