Origin of elandAfrikaans ; from Du, elk ; from obsolete German elen(d) ; from Lithuanian élnis: see elk
nounpl. eland also e·lands
Origin of elandAfrikaans, from Dutch, elk, from obsolete German Elend, of Baltic origin; akin to Lithuanian élnias, deer.
- A genus of large South African antelope (Taurotragus), valued both for its hide and flesh.
From Dutch eland (“elk”).