Part of speech: noun

A large deer of northern forests, with palmated antlers.

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Usage examples "elk":

  1. Still, the Raven was cur'ous an' kept askin' to be told how the Gray Elk knew these things. - "Wolfville Nights", Alfred Lewis.
  2. On one of these arks I saw a magnificent pair of elk horns from an animal recently shot. - "Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands", Charles Nordhoff.
  3. One day George followed the tracks of an elk. - "Stories of American Life and Adventure", Edward Eggleston.