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

 

wapiti

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɒpɪti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːpɪti//
 
(pl. wapiti)(North American English also elk)
 
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a very large N American deer Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Shawnee, literally ‘white rump’.
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