Definition of elk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    elk

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    noun
    BrE BrE//elk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//elk//
     
    (pl. elk, elks)
     
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  1. 1(British English) a large deer that lives in the north of Europe, Asia and N America. In N America it is called a moose.
  2. 2(North American English) = wapiti
  3. 3Elk a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a US social organization that gives money to charity
  4. Word Origin late 15th cent.: probably from Old English elh, eolh, with substitution of k for h.
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