Megaloceros

noun
Meg·​a·​loc·​e·​ros

Definition of Megaloceros

: a genus of Pleistocene European cervid mammals including the gigantic Irish elk

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History and Etymology for Megaloceros

New Latin, from Greek megalokerōs having large horns, from megal- + -kerōs (from keras horn)

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“Megaloceros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Megaloceros. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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