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elk (Cervus canadensis)

Etymology

Middle English elk < Old English eolc < Old Norse elgr or Middle High German elch, both < Proto-Germanic *elkh- < Proto-Indo-European *ol-/ *el- (red, brow).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
elk

Plural
elk

elk (elk)
  1. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose. Elk never have flat antlers (like moose do.)
  2. (UK) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.

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Pronoun

elk

  1. each
  2. everyone
    Melk is goed voor elk.

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