Irish elk

variants: or Irish deer

Definition of Irish elk

: a large extinct Pleistocene deer (Megaloceros hibernicus) remains of which are found especially under the peat of Ireland and England

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First Known Use of Irish elk

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Irish elk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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