Moose Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
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- large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called elk in Europe and moose in North America
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- large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
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Moose Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia
A moose (Alces alces; called elk in Europe) is a mammal of the deer family. A male moose is called a bull, a female moose is called a cow, and a young moose is called a calf. A group of moose is called a herd, also known as a fangle. The plural form of moose is "moose."
Moose are about 3 meters/10 feet long and about 2 meters / 6.5 feet tall. Males usually weigh about 500 kilograms / 1,100 pounds, and females weigh about 400 kilograms / 880 pounds. The moose has a fur coat colored between reddish-brown and blackish-brown. In winter, their fur becomes a grayish color. Moose have a flap of skin hanging from their throats, which is called a "bell". Male moose have large antlers. These antlers fall off before winter. In the spring the antlers grow back again. Female moose do not have antlers.