Reindeer vs. Elk

Reindeer vs. Elk — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Reindeer and Elk

Reindeernoun

A large deer (Rangifer tarandus) of the Arctic tundra and northern boreal forests, having large hooves and long branched antlers, and widely domesticated in Eurasia. Subspecies native to North America and Greenland are usually called caribou.

Elknoun

A large reddish-brown or grayish deer (Cervus canadensis) of western North America, having long, branching antlers in the male. The elk is sometimes considered a subspecies of the closely related red deer. Also called wapiti.

Reindeernoun

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

Elknoun

Chiefly British The moose.

Reindeernoun

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

Elknoun

A light, pliant leather of horsehide or calfskin, tanned and finished to resemble elk hide.

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Elknoun

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

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).

Elknoun

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

Elknoun

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

Elknoun

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