noun (plural eland; also elands) Etymology: Afrikaans, elk, from Dutch, from obsolete German Elend, probably from obsolete Lithuanian ellenis; akin to Old High German elaho elk — more at elk Date: 1600 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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