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wapiti Large deer of North America, closely related to the Old World red deer, second only to the elk in size. It is grey-brown with a whitish rump and dark, brown-black legs, head and neck; its antlers may reach a span of 1.5m (5ft). Height: to 1.5m (5ft); length: to 2.5m (7.5ft). Family Cervidae; species Cervus canadensis.

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wap·i·ti / ˈwäpitē/ • n. (pl. -tis ) another term for elk.

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wapiti (red deer, American elk, Cervus elaphus) See CERVIDAE.

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wapiti N. Amer. elk. XIX. of Algonquian orig.

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