Elk (disambiguation)

Elk may refer to a number of species of large deer:

* The name originates with "Alces alces", the largest extant deer species, called the elk in Europe and the moose in North America.
* In North America it refers to "Cervus canadensis". The various North American and Asian subspecies are sometimes called wapiti.
* In India it was used to refer to "Cervus unicolor", commonly known as the sambar.
* The word is also used to indicate "Megaloceros", the extinct giant deer or Irish elk.

Elk or ELK may also refer to:

Places:
* Ełk , a town in Poland
* Any of several towns in the United States:
** Elk, California
** Elk, Washington
** Elk, Wisconsin
** Elk Township, the name of several townships
* Elk Creek, several streams by that name
* Elk River, the name of numerous rivers and places
* Elk Lake, the name of several lakes
* Elk Range, a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies
* Elk Mountains (Colorado), a mountain range of the American Rockies

Technology:
* Extension Language Kit, a free Scheme implementation
* Elk (.hack), the name of a character in .hack
* Elk Cloner, a computer virus
* ELK Polyester, a cushion textile that is a low toxic, recycleable alternative to polyurethane manufactured by Teijin Fibers Ltd, Japan

Transport:
* Elk City Municipal Airport, a US airport with IATA airport code ELK
* Elko (Amtrak station), a US train station with Amtrak station code ELK
* South Devon Railway Eagle class, a South Devon Railway 4-4-0ST steam locomotive aka Elk

People
*Big Elk (c.1765-1846), chief of the Omaha
*Black Elk (c.1863-1950), Oglala Lakota Sioux medicine man and author

Other:
* An old name for the whooper swan (and possibly the greylag goose)
* A member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks fraternal organization
* A transcription factor activated by Mitogen Activated Kinases (Entrez ID 2002)

ee also

* Elk v. Wilkins, a United States Supreme Court case


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