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

  Wapiti \Wap"i*ti\, n. [Probably the Iroquois name. Bartlett.]
     The American elk ({Cervus Canadensis). It is closely related
     to the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: By some writers it is thought to be a variety of the
           red deer, but it is considered a distinct species by
           others. It is noted for the large, branching antlers of
           the male.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: large North American deer with large much-branched antlers
           in the male [syn: wapiti, elk, American elk, Cervus
           elaphus canadensis]
      2: common deer of temperate Europe and Asia [syn: red deer,
         elk, American elk, wapiti, Cervus elaphus]

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