Definitions

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  • n. The Irish elk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Irish elk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The genus of large extinct Cervidæ of which the Irish elk is the type, having immense palmated antlers.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek, meaning "great horn". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The endemic Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros) also occurs in this ecoregion, numbering about 30-40,000 individuals.

    Saharan flooded grasslands

  • They were both grateful for their Mamutoi rain parkas, made of dehaired deer hides, Jondalar's from megaceros, the giant deer of the steppes, and Ayla's from the northern reindeer.

    The Plains of Passage

  • The last fork was deep, and there was no way to cross it without getting wet, but on the other side they disturbed a megaceros with an enormous rack of palmate antlers and decided to go after him.

    The Plains of Passage

  • In the warmer seasons, bison, aurochs, and every variety of deer, from the giant megaceros to small shy roe deer, were numerous, but only reindeer stayed on in winter.

    The Plains of Passage

  • It was made from the stomach of a giant deer, a megaceros, which had been cured to maintain its naturally watertight character.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • Asiatic forms show a similarity of construction in the horn, but the common goat descended from more than one wild stock, for, as I have before stated, there are goats in India, which show unmistakable signs of descent from the markhor, _Capra megaceros_.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • In megaceros, there are usually more than one chloroplast in just one epidermal cell.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Wolf thought that megaceros was another horse he could pester. "

    The Plains of Passage

  • "We were out after megaceros, you know, the giant deer with the great antlers," she began, "and planned to build a surround to drive them into -- that's the best way to hunt the big-antlered ones.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • "Many years ago there was a very fine male of the _Capra megaceros_ in the gardens of the Zoological Society.

    Essays on Life, Art and Science

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