Word of the Day: Élan

22 Jul

élan (nm) –
French: elk, moose
It’s the only one I missed on the Sporcle French animal vocabulary quiz.  Thank you Sporcle!  Not sure why I’d know this one.  Then again, not quite sure why I know the word for platypus is “un ornithorynque” either.

There’s also a note that a Canadian moose is “un orignal.”

No help from the Collins French Concise Dictionary – where neither ornithorynque nor orignal (nor platypus for that matter) is listed.  Fortunately, my Robert Micro Poche is nearby.


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