Eland meaning

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Either of two large, oxlike African antelopes (genus Taurotragus) with spirally twisted horns.
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Either of two large African antelopes (Taurotragus oryx or T. derbianus) having a light brown or grayish coat, spirally twisted horns, and in the male a large dewlap.
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A genus of large South African antelope (Taurotragus), valued both for its hide and flesh.
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Origin of eland

  • Afrikaans from Dutch elk from obsolete German Elend of Baltic origin Lithuanian élnias deer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Dutch eland (“elk”).

    From Wiktionary