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elknoun [C]

uk   /elk/ us   /elk/ plural elks or elk
US a large deer with brownish-red fur and large antlers (= horns like branches) that lives in the forests of North America
Synonym
UK a moose
(Definition of elk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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elknoun [C]

us   /elk/
a type of large deer with large, flat horns
(Definition of elk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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