Definition of moose in English:

moose

Pronunciation /mo͞os/ /mus/

Translate moose into Spanish

nounmoose

  • A large deer with palmate antlers, a sloping back, and a growth of skin hanging from the neck. It is native to northern Eurasia and northern North America.

    Also called elk in Britain

    Alces alces, family Cervidae

    ‘Expect to spot bison, elk, deer, moose, coyote and many winter birds during your ski.’
    • ‘In the north, the densities of large game such as caribou, moose, and deer are relatively low.’
    • ‘The only plant eaters to survive were reindeer that grazed on lichens and moose that fed on willows.’
    • ‘It is also home to deer, elk and moose, and the rivers and lakes are alive with fish.’
    • ‘You're likely to see grizzly bears, moose, and elk, and hear wolves howling at night.’
    • ‘Elusive moose and black bears also live here, as do less frequently seen grizzly bears.’
    • ‘In summer you can relax on a deck while watching for moose, deer, coyotes, or foxes to meander by.’
    • ‘If you're lucky, you might spot a moose or hear the eerie howl of a gray wolf.’
    • ‘Other wildlife one can encounter in the winter includes moose, deer, fox and otter.’
    • ‘Its forest covers an area half the size of Wales and supports a healthy population of wolves, moose and bears.’
    • ‘Many ravens were seen and heard but the highlight of the trip was seeing the reindeer and moose.’
    • ‘Occasionally they can see a mandarin or spotbill duck even a moose.’
    • ‘As we chugged by the prairie, they caught a rare glimpse of a moose, standing next to the tracks.’
    • ‘We also witness huge elk grazing, and for a brief intoxicating moment, a massive moose plodding across a stream.’
    • ‘We skied where the only tracks in evidence were our own and those of an occasional moose.’

Origin

Early 17th century from Eastern Abnaki mos.