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Hooper \Hoop"er\, n. (Zool.) [So called from its note.] The European whistling, or wild, swan ({Olor cygnus}); -- called also {hooper swan}, {whooping swan}, and {elk}. Hoopoe

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Whistling \Whis"tling\,
     a. & n. from {Whistle}, v.
     [1913 Webster]

     {Whistling buoy}. (Naut.) See under {Buoy}.

     {Whistling coot} (Zool.), the American black scoter.

     {Whistling Dick}. (Zool.)
     (a) An Australian shrike thrush ({Colluricincla Selbii}). (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]

     {Whistling duck}. (Zool.)
     (a) The golden-eye.
     (b) A tree duck.

     {Whistling eagle} (Zool.), a small Australian eagle ({Haliastur sphenurus}); -- called also {whistling hawk}, and {little swamp eagle}.

     {Whistling plover}. (Zool.)
     (a) The golden plover.
     (b) The black-bellied, or gray, plover.

     {Whistling snipe} (Zool.), the American woodcock.

     {Whistling swan}. (Zool.)
     (a) The European whooper swan; -- called also {wild swan}, and {elk}. (b) An American swan ({Olor columbianus}). See under {Swan}.


     {Whistling teal} (Zool.), a tree duck, as {Dendrocygna awsuree} of India.

     {Whistling thrush}. (Zool.)
     (a) Any one of several species of singing birds of the genus {Myiophonus}, native of Asia, Australia, and the East Indies. They are generally black, glossed with blue, and have a patch of bright blue on each shoulder. Their note is a loud and clear whistle. (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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elk \elk\, elke \elke\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
     The European wild or whistling swan ({Cygnus ferus}). [1913 Webster]

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Elk \Elk\ ([e^]lk), prop. n.
     a member of the fraternal organization named Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, supporting various services to their communities. [PJC]

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elk \elk\ ([e^]lk), 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 alces} (formerly {Alces machlis} or {Cervus alces}) is closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or wapiti ({Cervus Canadensis}) the largest member of the deer family, has large, spreading antlers and is closely related to the European stag. See {Moose}, and {Wapiti}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

     {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. elk

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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "elk":
     Cape elk, Virginia deer, antelope, buck, camel, camelopard, caribou, deer, deerlet, doe, dromedary, eland, fallow deer, fawn, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, hart, hartebeest, hind, kaama, moose, mule deer, musk deer, okapi, red deer, reindeer, roe, roe deer, roebuck, springbok, stag, wildebeest


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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