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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hooper \Hoop"er\, n. (Zool.) [So called from its note.]
   The European whistling, or wild, swan (Olor cygnus); --
   called also hooper swan, whooping swan, and elk. Hoopoe
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whistling \Whis"tling\,
   a. & n. from Whistle, v.
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   Whistling buoy. (Naut.) See under Buoy.

   Whistling coot (Zool.), the American black scoter.

   Whistling Dick. (Zool.)
   (a) An Australian shrike thrush (Colluricincla Selbii).
   (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]

   Whistling duck. (Zool.)
   (a) The golden-eye.
   (b) A tree duck.

   Whistling eagle (Zool.), a small Australian eagle
      (Haliastur sphenurus); -- called also whistling hawk,
      and little swamp eagle.

   Whistling plover. (Zool.)
   (a) The golden plover.
   (b) The black-bellied, or gray, plover.

   Whistling snipe (Zool.), the American woodcock.

   Whistling swan. (Zool.)
   (a) The European whooper swan; -- called also wild swan,
       and elk.
   (b) An American swan (Olor columbianus). See under Swan.
       

   Whistling teal (Zool.), a tree duck, as {Dendrocygna
      awsuree} of India.

   Whistling thrush. (Zool.)
   (a) Any one of several species of singing birds of the genus
       Myiophonus, native of Asia, Australia, and the East
       Indies. They are generally black, glossed with blue, and
       have a patch of bright blue on each shoulder. Their note
       is a loud and clear whistle.
   (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

elk \elk\, elke \elke\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
   The European wild or whistling swan (Cygnus ferus).
   [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elk \Elk\ ([e^]lk), prop. n.
   a member of the fraternal organization named Benevolent and
   Protective Order of Elks, supporting various services to
   their communities.
   [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

elk \elk\ ([e^]lk), n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh,
   OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.]
   (Zo["o]l.)
   A large deer, of several species. The European elk {Alces
   alces} (formerly Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is
   closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or
   wapiti (Cervus Canadensis) the largest member of the deer
   family, has large, spreading antlers and is closely related
   to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti.
   [1913 Webster +PJC]

   Irish elk (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer
      (Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its
      remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in
      Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also
      Illustration of Antler.

   Cape elk (Zo["o]l.), the eland. elk
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