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 for Irish elk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Irish \I"rish\, a. [AS. [imac]risc, fr. [imac]ras the Irish. Cf.
     Aryan, Erse.]
     Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced
     in Ireland.
     [1913 Webster]
     Irish elk. (Zool.) See under Elk.
     Irish moss.
     (a) (Bot.) Carrageen.
     (b) A preparation of the same made into a blanc mange.
     Irish poplin. See Poplin.
     Irish potato, the ordinary white potato, so called because
        it is a favorite article of food in Ireland.
     Irish reef, or Irishman's reef (Naut.), the head of a
        sail tied up.
     Irish stew, meat, potatoes, and onions, cut in small pieces
        and stewed.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  elk \elk\ ([e^]lk), n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh,
     OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.]
     A large deer, of several species. The European elk Alces
     alces (formerly Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is
     closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or
     wapiti ({Cervus Canadensis) the largest member of the deer
     family, has large, spreading antlers and is closely related
     to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
     Irish elk (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer
        ({Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its
        remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in
        Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also
        Illustration of Antler.
     Cape elk (Zo["o]l.), the eland. elk

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