Definition of Eland

1. Noun. Either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes.

Generic synonyms: Antelope
Group relationships: Genus Taurotragus, Taurotragus
Specialized synonyms: Common Eland, Taurotragus Oryx, Giant Eland, Taurotragus Derbianus

Definition of Eland

1. n. 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.

Definition of Eland

1. Noun. A genus of large South African antelope (Taurotragus), valued both for its hide and flesh. ¹

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Definition of Eland

1. a large antelope [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eland

1. 1. 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. 2. The elk or moose. Origin: D. Eland elk, of Slav. Origin; cf. Pol. Jelen stag, Russ. Olene, Lith. Elnis; perh. Akin to E. Elk. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Eland

elaiodic acid
elan vital
eland (current term)
elanid kite
elanid kites
elapid snake

Literary usage of Eland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"There are two varieties—the unstriped eland, whose range seems never to have ... The unstriped eland attains greater dimensions than its striped congener, ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1867)
"This eland, or Cape Elk, must nnt be confounded with the elk or eland of the northern parts of Europe and America; the latter is the Alee» ..."

3. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1901)
"By indentures of lease and release, dated the 9th and 10th of May, 1826, Thomas eland mortgaged the property to a Mrs. Seaman in fee, to secure 5007. and ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"eland, a name applied by the colonists of the cape of Good Hope to the ... When young and not over-fed the. eland is not easily overtaken by the cape horses ..."

5. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery: With Notes and by Great Britain Court of Chancery (1845)
"eland v. eland. years in December, 1829, and married Nicholas Blanshard ; and Abraham attained his age of twenty-one years in 1832, *at which [*237] ..."

6. The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire: Transcribed from Private Manuscripts by Christopher James Davison Ingledew (1860)
"HISTORY OF SIR JOHN eland, OF eland, AND HIS ANTAGONISTS. T HE origin of this quarrel is not very clear, neither is it certain the time when this ballad was ..."

7. Natural History of Man: Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the by John George Wood (1874)
"The usual plan in such cases is to get in front of the tired eland, ... eland hunting is always a favourite sport both with natives and white men, ..."

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