<zoology> A large cervine mammal (Alces machlis, or A. Americanus), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zoologists is considered the same species. See Elk.

<zoology> Moose bird, a locality where moose, in winter, herd together in a forest to feed and for mutual protection.

Origin: A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.

(01 Mar 1998)