from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two large African antelopes (Taurotragus oryx or T. derbianus) having a light brown or grayish coat and spirally twisted horns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A genus of large South African antelope (Taurotragus), valued both for its hide and flesh.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- n. The elk or moose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Cape elk, Oreas canna, a large bubaline antelope of South Africa, standing 5 feet high at the withers, and weighing from 700 to 900 pounds.
- n. A name sometimes used for the moose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
Afrikaans, from Dutch, elk, from obsolete German Elend, of Baltic origin; akin to Lithuanian élnias, deer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch eland ("elk"). (Wiktionary)