nounWord forms: plural ˈwapitis or ˈwapiti
a large, North American deer (Cervus canadensis
) with widely branching
antlers and a short tail
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Word origin of 'wapiti'< Shawnee waapiti, lit., one with a white rump < waap-, white + -iti, rump