Irish elk

Irish elk

noun
an extinct deerlike mammal of the genus Megaceros (Megaloceros ), of the Pleistocene Epoch, having in the male extremely large, broad antlers.

Origin:
1815–25

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Irish elk
 
n
an extinct Eurasian giant deer of the Pleistocene genus Megaloceros, which had antlers up to 4 metres across

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