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Alces machlis
Moose Moose, n. [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.] (Zo["o]l.) 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 zo["o]logists is considered the same species. See Elk. Moose bird (Zo["o]l.), the Canada jayor whisky jack. See Whisky jack. Moose deer. Same as Moose. Moose yard (Zo["o]l.), a locality where moose, in winter, herd together in a forest to feed and for mutual protection.
Alces machlis
Elk Elk, n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.] (Zo["o]l.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk (Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis), is closely related to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti. Irish elk (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer (Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also Illustration of Antler. Cape elk (Zo["o]l.), the eland.
Calces
Calces Cal"ces, n. pl. See Calx.
Calces
Calx Calx, n.; pl. E. Calxes, L. Calces. [L. Calx, calcis. limestone; cf. Gr. ? gravel. ?, ?, pebble, Skr. ? gravel, Ir. carraic rock Gael. carraig, W. careg, stone. Cf. Chalk.] 1. (Chem.) (a) Quicklime. [Obs.] (b) The substance which remains when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion by heat, and which is, or may be, reduced to a fine powder. Note: Metallic calxes are now called oxides. 2. Broken and refuse glass, returned to the post.
Cervus alces
Elk Elk, n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.] (Zo["o]l.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk (Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis), is closely related to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti. Irish elk (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer (Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also Illustration of Antler. Cape elk (Zo["o]l.), the eland.

Meaning of Alces from wikipedia

- The moose (in North America) or elk (in Eurasia) (Alces alces), is a member of the New World deer subfamily and is the largest and heaviest extant species...
- Alces is a genus of moose or elk. It is also the state animal of Alaska, as of May 1, 1998 Alces may also refer to: Biology Alces alces, the binomial...
- by Laugel in 1862. The taxon features a size comprised between Alces gallicus and Alces giganteus. Guérin, Claude; Dewolf, Yvette; Lautridou, Jean-Pierre...
- The Caucasian moose, also known as the Caucasian elk (Alces alces caucasicus) is an extinct subspecies of moose found in the Caucasus Mountains of Eastern...
- The Alaska moose (Alces alces gigas), or Alaskan moose in Alaska, or giant moose and Yukon moose in Canada, is a subspecies of moose that ranges from...
- still alive, as opposed to (all) being extinct. For example: The moose (Alces alces) is an extant species, and the dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is an extinct...
- Alces is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original papers on the biology and management of moose (Alces alces) throughout their cir****polar...
- 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...
- The Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine (German: Reichsland Elsaß-Lothringen or Els****-Lothringen; Alsatian: 's Rìchslànd Elsàss-Lothrìnga; Moselle ...
- The Western moose (Alces alces andersoni) is a subspecies of moose that inhabits boreal forests and mixed deciduous forests in the Canadian Arctic, western...
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