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.
A large North American deer, Alces alces, having large flattened palmate antlers: also occurs in Europe and Asia where it is called an elk
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