Moose Definition

mo͝os
noun
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.
Webster's New World
Plural form of moose.
Wiktionary

(informal) An ugly person.

Wiktionary

(obsolete, rare) A stew.

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Synonyms:
alces-alcesEuropean elkelk

Origin of Moose

  • 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

  • Eastern Abenaki mos

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

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