nounWord forms: plural elk or elks
1. moosethe common term in Europe
3. a light, flexible leather of cowhide or calfskin
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Word origin of 'elk'ME, irreg. development (with -k for -ch) < OE eolh, akin to Ger elch, ON elgr < Gmc base *alchis < IE base *el-, stag, hart > Welsh elain, doe, Lith élnis, Gr elaphos, deer