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English

moose

Pronunciation

Etymology

From North-Eastern Algonquian language, perhaps Eastern Abenaki or Narragansett, mos (or something similar; Proto-Algonquian *mōswa), possibly meaning "he strips off [bark]."[1][2][3]

Noun

Singular
moose

Plural
moose

moose (moose) or dated and rare, mooses
  1. (US) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces), of which the male has very large, palmate antlers. (British: elk).
    We saw two moose at the edge of the woods by the marsh.

Synonyms

  • elk (British)

Derived terms

Translations


Ojibwe

Noun

moose (animate noun)

  1. worm

Inflection

  • mooseg (plural)
  • moosen (obviative)
  • mooseng (locative)
  • moosens (diminutive)
    • moosenseg (plural)
    • moosensen (obviative)
    • moosenseng (locative)
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Prenoun

moose- (lexical)

moose= (vowel root)

  1. worm

Derived terms

moose-

Transformations

  • moose= (unaffected)
  • mwaase= (initial change)
  • maamoose= (reduplication)

Scots

Noun

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Singular
moose

Plural
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  1. mouse

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