moose / mo͞os
noun (plural moose)
1. a very large North American deer of the Genus Alces, having a long rounded snout, humped shoulders and the males large flattened antlers; members of the same Genus are called elk in Europe
I am as strong as a bull moose and you can use me to the limit.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1858 – 1919
2. a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888
For many members, becoming a Moose is a tradition passed down from fathers to sons to grandsons—and from mothers to daughters and granddaughters.
Moose, a Native American Algonquian word.
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.