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

First recorded in 1815–25
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Irish elk

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