Eland E"land, n. [D. eland elk, of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. jelen stag, Russ. ol['e]ne, Lith. elnis; perh. akin to E. elk.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A species of large South African antelope ({Oreas canna}). It is valued both for its hide and flesh, and is rapidly disappearing in the settled districts; -- called also {Cape elk}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The elk or moose. [1913 Webster]

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