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 for Alces Americanus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  moose \moose\ (m[=oo]s), n. [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah;
     Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.]
     1. (Zool.) A large cervine mammal ({Alces alces syn. Alces
        machlis, syn Alces Americanus), native of the Northern
        United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large
        as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It
        closely resembles the European elk, and by many Zoologists
        is considered the same species. See Elk.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose.
        [Obsolescent. Cant, from the early 1900's.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
  
     2. [capitalized] A member of the fraternal organization named
        Loyal Order of Moose.
        [PJC]
  
     Moose bird (Zool.), the Canada jayor whisky jack. See
        Whisky jack.
  
     Moose deer. Same as Moose.
  
     Moose yard (Zool.), a locality where moose, in winter, herd
        together in a forest to feed and for mutual protection.
        [1913 Webster]

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