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Noun: American elk
  1. Large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male
    - wapiti, elk [N. Amer], Cervus elaphus canadensis
     
  2. Common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
    - red deer, elk [N. Amer], wapiti, Cervus elaphus

Derived forms: American elk

Type of: cervid, deer

Part of: Cervus, genus Cervus

Encyclopedia: American elk