1. (Science: zoology) 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. (Science: zoology) The elk or moose.

Origin: D. Eland elk, of slav. Origin; cf. Pol. Jelen stag, Russ. Olene, lith. Elnis; perh. Akin to E. Elk.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,084 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link