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n. pl. eland also e·lands
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.

[Afrikaans, from Dutch, elk, from obsolete German Elend, of Baltic origin; akin to Lithuanian élnias, deer.]


1. (Animals) a large spiral-horned antelope, Taurotragus oryx, inhabiting bushland in eastern and southern Africa. It has a dewlap and a hump on the shoulders and is light brown with vertical white stripes
2. (Animals) giant eland a similar but larger animal, T. derbianus, living in wooded areas of central and W Africa
[C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch eland elk; related to Old Slavonic jeleni stag, Greek ellos fawn]


(ˈi lənd)

n., pl. e•lands, (esp. collectively) e•land.
either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus, having long, spirally twisted horns.
[1780–90; < Afrikaans < Dutch: elk; akin to elk]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eland - either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexeseland - either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Taurotragus, Taurotragus - African antelopes: elands
common eland, Taurotragus oryx - dark fawn-colored eland of southern and eastern Africa
giant eland, Taurotragus derbianus - large dark striped eland of western equatorial Africa
References in classic literature ?
The African hunter Cumming tells us that the skin of the eland, as well as that of most other antelopes just killed, emits the most delicious perfume of trees and grass.
So I went this morning to Westmor eland House to ask you for my sister's address, and to acknowledge plainly that I suspected you of being again in correspondence with Mrs.
He had come a long way in search of man, for even in his youth he had tasted human flesh and while it was poor stuff by comparison with eland and zebra it was less difficult to kill.
I was telling Evans one night, I remember, of some wonderful workings I had found whilst hunting koodoo and eland in what is now the Lydenburg district of the Transvaal.
There were several species of this beautiful animal, the most magnificent somewhat resembling the giant eland of Africa, except that their spiral horns form a complete curve backward over their ears and then forward again beneath them, ending in sharp and formidable points some two feet before the face and above the eyes.
Nicholson's is currently developing its supply partnership with local beef and sheep producer Gordon Meek, who farms 400 acres at nearby Eland Hall, Ponteland, taking regular supplies of pedigree Aberdeen Angus beef when available.
The following day it's the Eland Salver, an 18-hole medal competition with a handicap limit of 10 to 20 and the Eland Rose Bowl (limit 21-28).
Perry Turner has been hired as Eland Logistics' new traffic manager and Devika Singh as logistics coordinator.
Because of their bulk, eland are a bit more intimidating and a number of sources routinely recommend a minimum bow weight of 80 pounds when hunting them.
Eland has also exercised a part of the Solstice Option Agreement and the Helios Option Agreement, raising GBP6.
For further information please email Mark Eland at markeland@btinternet.
Eland, of Whitehouse Avenue, Burnhope, near Durham, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years and banned from working with children.