Irish elk

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Irish elk

n.
A large extinct deer of the genus Megaloceros of the Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene Epochs, having very large palmate antlers. Many fossil remains have been found in Irish peat bogs. Also called giant deer.

Irish elk

n
(Palaeontology) an extinct Eurasian giant deer of the Pleistocene genus Megaloceros, which had antlers up to 4 metres across
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National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, Dublin VISITORS 300,272 The collection has changed little since Victorian times, with highlights including mounted skeletons of giant Irish deer.
Highlights include the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire, the second largest early Roman coin hoard in Britain, a live observation bee hive and a tweeting Giant Irish deer.
In the Hancock Museum loft, which had contained mammal heads and bones, staff came across a long-lost giant Irish deer.