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Reindeer vs. Elk

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Reindeernoun

An Arctic and subarctic-dwelling deer of the species Rangifer tarandus, with a number of subspecies.

Elknoun

(originally) Any large species of deer such as red deer, moose or wapiti.

Reindeernoun

Any ruminant of the genus Rangifer, of the Deer family, found in the colder parts of both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and having long irregularly branched antlers, with the brow tines palmate.

Elknoun

The subspecies of the moose (Alces alces alces, alternatively named Eurasian elk because the wapiti is also called elk) that occurs only in Europe and Asia (not to be confused with the species called moose {Alces alces} which encompasses all subspecies of the moose).

Reindeernoun

arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called reindeer in Eurasia and caribou in North America

Elknoun

(British) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.

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Reindeer

The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, subarctic, tundra, boreal, and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America. This includes both sedentary and migratory populations.

Elknoun

(North America) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose.

Elknoun

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.

Elknoun

The European wild or whistling swan (Cygnus ferus).

Elk

a member of the fraternal organization named Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, supporting various services to their communities.

Elknoun

large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called elk in Europe and moose in North America

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Elk

The elk (Cervus canadensis), also known as the wapiti, is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, and one of the largest terrestrial mammals in North America, as well as Central and East Asia. It is often confused with the larger Alces alces, which is called moose in North America, but called elk in British English, and related names in other European languages (German Elch, Swedish älg, French élan).

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