Moose

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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. 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.



Moose Sample Sentences in News


  • Moose populations down as winter ticks cull herd
    Sportsmen hoping to bag a big moose are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that's cutting down moose populations in New England and across parts of the northern United States, prompting some states to offer hunters fewer permits or halt hunting altogether. Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are all issuing fewer moose hunting permits this year, ci Read more on this news related to 'Moose'
  • Moose class-action lawsuit dismissed, province found not liable
    The class-action lawsuit for people injured in moose-vehicle collisions that was filed against the provincial government has been dismissed by a judge with the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. Judge Robert Stack rendered the decision on Friday morning. The provincial government was found not liable for moose-vehicle collisions. Read more on this news related to 'Moose'
  • Winter ticks to blame for smaller moose population
    Sportsmen hoping to bag a big moose are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that's cutting down moose populations in New England and across parts of the northern United States, prompting some states to offer hunters fewer permits or halt hunting altogether. Read more on this news related to 'Moose'

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