Moose meaning

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(obsolete, rare) A stew.
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A large deer (Alces alces) of northern North American and Eurasian forests, having a broad pendulous muzzle, humped shoulders, and large, palmate antlers in the male.
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A deer (Alces alces) of N regions, the male of which has huge spatulate antlers and weighs up to 815 kg (c. 1,800 lb): it is the largest of the deer family.
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(US) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces), of which the male has very large, palmate antlers.

We saw a moose at the edge of the woods by the marsh.

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Plural form of moose.
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(informal) An ugly person.
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Origin of moose

  • Eastern Abenaki mos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Earlier mus, moos, from a Northeastern Algonquian language name for the animal, such as Massachusett moos, mws (cognate to Narragansett moos, Penobscot mos, Abenaki moz), from moos-u (“he strips, cuts smooth”), from Proto-Algonquian *mo·swa, referring to how a moose strips tree bark when feeding.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Dutch moes.

    From Wiktionary