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Definition of "moose" []

  • A hoofed mammal (Alces alces) found in forests of northern North America and in Eurasia and having a broad, pendulous muzzle and large, palmate antlers in the male. (noun)
  • A large North American deer, Alces alces, having large flattened palmate antlers: also occurs in Europe and Asia where it is called an elk (noun)

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Use "moose" in a sentence
  • "'As I sat before the fire on my fir-twig seat, without walls above or around me, I remembered how far on every hand that wilderness stretched, before you came to cleared or cultivated fields, and wondered if any bear or moose was watching the light of my fire; for nature looked sternly upon me on account of the _murder of the moose_."
  • "The Europeans in Ceylon know it by the name of the "moose deer;" and in all probability the terms _musk_ and _moose_ are both corruptions of the"
  • "But the moose is a sweetei (not so much though if they munch on your garden ...)."