Loyal Order of Moose
See under moose(def 2).
Definition for loyal order of moose (2 of 2)
[ moos ]
/ mus /
noun, plural moose.
a large, long-headed mammal, Alces alces, of the deer family, having circumpolar distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, the male of which has enormous palmate antlers.
(initial capital letter) a member of a fraternal and benevolent organization (Loyal Order of Moose).
Origin of moose
1595–1605, Americanism; < Eastern Abenaki mos, reinforced by cognates in other Algonquian languages, all < Proto-Algonquian *mo˙swa
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British Dictionary definitions for loyal order of moose
/ (muːs) /
noun plural moose
a large North American deer, Alces alces, having large flattened palmate antlers: also occurs in Europe and Asia where it is called an elk
Word Origin for moose
C17: from Algonquian; related to Narraganset moos, from moosu he strips, alluding to the moose's habit of stripping trees
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