- an extinct deerlike mammal of the genus Megaceros (Megaloceros), of the Pleistocene Epoch, having in the male extremely large, broad antlers.
Origin of Irish elk
First recorded in 1815–25
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- an extinct Eurasian giant deer of the Pleistocene genus Megaloceros, which had antlers up to 4 metres across
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