Either of two large African antelopes (Taurotragus oryx or T. derbianus) having a light brown or grayish coat and spirally twisted horns.(noun)
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Use "eland" in a sentence
"The eland, which is the most magnificent of all antelopes, would grace the parks of our nobility more than deer."
"The eland is the largest of all antelopes, and we ran across a few on the Tana River and a few on the Guas Ngishu Plateau."
"Here again were oxen, mules and asses, or great bucks such as we now know as eland or kudoo, carried in on rough litters of boughs to be disposed of by parties of savage huntsmen who had shot them with arrows or trapped them in pitfalls."