Definition of eland in English:

eland

Syllabification: e·land
Pronunciation: /ˈēlənd
 
/

noun

  • A spiral-horned African antelope that lives in open woodland and grassland. It is the largest of the antelopes.
    • Genus Taurotragus, family Bovidae: the giant eland (T. derbianus) and the common eland (T. oryx)
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    • There are antelope species like eland, impala, puku, waterbuck, bushbuck and kudu whereas lion leopard, wild dog and hyaena are also present.
    • Across the open grasslands are scattered various members of the antelope family - horned bushbucks, waterbucks, eland, topi, gazelle and impala.
    • They are typically graceful, having long legs and horns, and include the eland, wildebeest, gazelle, springbok, hartebeest, impala, etc.

Origin

late 18th century: via Afrikaans from Dutch, 'elk', from obsolete German Elend, from Lithuanian élnis.

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