Wapiti meaning

wŏpĭ-tē
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A large, North American deer (Cervus canadensis) with widely branching antlers and a short tail; elk.
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(US, Canada) The American elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis or Cervus canadensis). It was formerly considered to be in the same species as the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size.
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Origin of wapiti

  • Shawnee waapiti

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

  • From Cree or Shawnee waapiti (“elk; white rump”).

    From Wiktionary