E"land (?), n. [D. eland elk, of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. jelen stag, Russ. ol'ene, Lith. elnis; perh. akin to E. elk.]

1. Zool.

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. Zool.

The elk or moose.


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