wapiti

Part of speech: noun

A large North - American deer; often erroneously called elk.

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Usage examples "wapiti":

  1. The names of 'elk, ' 'stag, ' and 'red deer, ' lead to confusion, as there are other species to which they properly belong, all of which are entirely different from the wapiti. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  2. Even the great frowning precipices seemed to have lost their ordinary gloom, and when some young white eagles rose from a crag and flew away, growing smaller as they passed, until they were one with the snow of the glacier on Mount Trinity, or a wapiti peeped out from the underwood and stole away with glancing feet down the valley; we could scarcely refrain from doing some foolish thing out of sheer delight. - "Mrs. Falchion, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009.
  3. In several places we saw the skins of these little wapiti licked clean and empty of bodily structure. - "Hunting with the Bow and Arrow", Saxton Pope.