noun, plural e·lands, (especially collectively) e·land.
Origin of eland
Examples from the Web for eland
You know, I don't believe Mrs. Eland could walk a plank, anyway.The Corner House Girls in a Play|Grace Brooks Hill
And poor Mrs. Eland and Miss Pepperill, who need it so much, will never see it.
The eland is one of those antelopes that appear to be independent of water.The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid
Livingstone describes the eland as the most magnificent of the antelopes.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
We wouldnt want money for giving Mrs. Eland what belongs to her, Ruth said quietly.
British Dictionary definitions for eland
Word Origin for eland
Word Origin and History for eland
"large South African antelope," 1786, from Dutch eland "elk," from a Baltic source akin to Lithuanian elnias "deer," from PIE *el- "red, brown" (see elk), cognate with first element in Greek Elaphebolion, name of the ninth month of the Attic year (corresponding to late March-early April), literally "deer-hunting (month)." Borrowed earlier as ellan (1610s, via French), ellend, from the German form of the word.