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Definition of the noun eland

What does eland mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: eland / elands

  1. either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: antelope = graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks
    • more specific terms:
    • member of: genus Taurotragus / Taurotragus = African antelopes: elands
    • young animal: calf
    • female animal: cow
    • male animal: bull
    • collective noun: herd

Place

Eland is a village in Shawano County, Wisconsin, in the United States. The population was 202 at the 2010 census.

Person

Who is Eland?

Eland was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played in one game for the Baltimore Marylands on April 14, 1873.

Phrases with Eland

  1. Derby Eland
  2. giant eland
  3. common eland
  4. Common-Eland
  5. Western Eland

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Google previewDomestication (2007)

by Clive Roots

The common eland is a very social animal, living in herds on the plains and wooded savannah of eastern Africa, where it is a grazer of coarse herbage and browses the leaves of...

Google previewThe Myth of the Goddess (1993)

Evolution of an Image by Anne Baring, Jules Cashford

The dying eland is a metaphor of the 'dying' shaman who is becoming like an eland. The eland is the source of the man's power and the shaman uses this power to go into trance. 23 The parallels between the Bushman tale and the drama of ...

Google previewNew Perspectives on Prehistoric Art (2004)

by Günter Berghaus

Kun/obe, an old Ju/'hoan woman, told Lewis-Williams: "The Eland Bull dance is danced because the eland is a good...

Google previewThe world-wide encyclopedia and gazetteer (1908)

by William Harrison De Puy

ELAND is the largest and most valuable member of the antelope family.

The eland is a native of South Africa, where it roams in considerable herds over the open plains, "rejoicing," says a recent traveler, " in the belts of shaded hillocks, and ...

Google previewThe Home Encyclopædia (1895)

Compiled and Revised to Date from the Leading Encyclopædias

ELAND is the largest and most valuable member of rhe antelope family.

The eland is a native of South Africa, where it roams in considerable herds over the open plains, " rejoicing," says a recent traveler, " in the belts of shaded hillocks, and ...

Google previewHorns, Pronghorns, and Antlers (2012)

Evolution, Morphology, Physiology, and Social Significance by George A. Bubenik, Anthony B. Bubenik

The eland is an open-habitat antelope with horns in both sexes, and the bongo may have only recently reentered a forest type of environment, retaining the horned condition of the females. Recent workers (e.g., Packer 1983; Kiltie 1985) have ...

Google previewThe Origin Of Humankind (2008)

by Richard Leakey

The eland is a potent force in San mythology, and the shaman may use blood from cuts in the neck and throat of the animal to infuse potency into someone by rubbing it into cuts on the person's neck and throat. Later, the shaman often uses ...

Google previewClimate Coup (2011)

Global Warming's Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives by Patrick J. Michaels

Eland is the author of Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq; Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty; The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed; Putting "Defense" Back into ...

Google previewGrasslands (2009)

by Michael Allaby

An eland is a big animal with big, sharp horns and hard hooves. In an encounter with a hyena, the eland usually wins. One of the smartest strategies is to exploit the hunter's habits. Small birds often nest close to the nest of a bird of prey.

Google previewThe Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature (1801)

by Tobias George Smollett

The eland is an unwieldly antelope. Of hares there are four species near the colony. The snowy mountains are haunted by lions, who particularly delight in the flesh of the horse. Mr. Barrow observes that lions or tigers are more easily tamed ...

Google previewThe Sketch (1898)

A Journal of Art and Actuality

The venison fairly melts in the mouth, and as for the brisket, that is absolutely a cut for a monarch l ” In South Africa, where all beef and mutton are tough as leather, the eland is a perfect godsend, as writers on this subject never fail to remark.

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica (1893)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature ; the R.S. Peale Reprint, with New Maps and Original American Articles

The eland is a native of South Africa, where it roams in considerable herds over the open plains, “ rejoicing,” says a recent traveller, “ in the belts of shaded hillocks, and in the isolated groves of Acacia capensis, which, like islands in the ocean ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

The eland is a native of South Africa, where it roams in considerable herds over the open plains, " rejoicing," says a recent traveller, " in the belts of shaded hillocks, and in the isolated groves of Acacia capeims, which, like islands in the ocean, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica: A-ZYM (1903)

by Day Otis Kellogg, Thomas Spencer Baynes, William Robertson Smith

The eland is a native of South Africa, where it roams in considerable herds over the open plains, " rejoicing," says a recent traveller, " in the belts of shaded hillocks, and in the isolated groves of Acacia capentis, which, like islands in the ocean, ...

Google previewGrand Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animated Nature (1855)

Embracing a Full Description of the Different Races of Men, and of the Characteristic Habits and Modes of Life of the Various Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, and Microscopic Animalcula of the Globe. Being a Complete History of the Animal Kingdom by John Frost

3E“*2;_ liarris's Company driving in an Elnndk The best and fullest accounts of the Eland and the Oryx are to be found in Harris and Cumming's Adventures in South Africa. An extract from Cumming will be both interesting and accurate.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport: A-Eel (1900)

by Henry Charles Howard Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire

In this latter country buffalo are extraordinarily plentiful, and roan and sable antelope, eland, blue wildebeest, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, waterbuck, reedbuck, spotted bush- buck, inyala, koodoo, eland, pallah, tsesseby, Burchell's zebra, ...

Google previewBushman dictionary

by D.F. Bleek

komatiko --- the gemsbok, very long are its horns, like the eland. |kia. ma atama sa --- look f0] its blood. &h&pi, sabi, upulrwape sapee ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (2017)

by Michael A. Mares

ELAND mals, it may be applied just as aptly to almost all plants and all animals except for birds and mammals. Ectothermic organisms lack an exterior insulative coat, such that the heat produced internally by oxidative metabolism is lost to a ...

Google previewBenezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators (2012)

by Oxford University Press

ELAND, john Shenton British, 19th — 20th century, male. Born 4 March 1872, in Market Harborough. Painter, watercolourist, lithographer, illustrator. Portraits.

Google previewMason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack (2016)

by Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg

eland (Taurotragus oryx or ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (2016)

by Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure

Current frequencies: GB , Ireland • GB frequency : • Main GB location : widespread in N England English: locative name from Elland (WR Yorks) or Little Eland (Northumb). Compare Ealand. Early bearers: Henry de ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Nature (2008)

by Bron Taylor

Another powerful expression of human-animal identi- fication was the vigorous mimetic “eland dance” a number of Bushman groups performed at the occasion of a girl's first menstruation. It was performed outside the girl's hut, by old men and ...

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Scrabble value of E1L1A1N1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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