(Science: zoology) A large cervine mammal (Alces machlis, or A. Americanus), native of the northern united states and canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zoologists is considered the same species. See Elk.
Origin: A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.