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noun \ˈē-lənd, -ˌland\

Definition of eland

plural eland also elands

  1. :  either of two large African antelopes (Taurotragus oryx syn. Tragelaphus oryx and Taurotragus derbianus syn. Tragelaphus derbianus) bovine in form with short spirally twisted horns in both sexes



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Origin of eland

Afrikaans, elk, from Dutch, from obsolete German Elend, probably from obsolete Lithuanian ellenis; akin to Old High German elaho elk — more at elk


First Known Use: 1600

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