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 for Alces machlis
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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  elk \elk\ ([e^]lk), n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh,
     OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.]
     (Zo["o]l.)
     A large deer, of several species. The European elk Alces
     alces (formerly Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is
     closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or
     wapiti ({Cervus Canadensis) the largest member of the deer
     family, has large, spreading antlers and is closely related
     to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     Irish elk (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer
        ({Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its
        remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in
        Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also
        Illustration of Antler.
  
     Cape elk (Zo["o]l.), the eland. elk

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