[ee-luh nd] /ˈi lənd/
noun, plural elands (especially collectively) eland.
either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus, having long, spirally twisted horns: now rare.
a large spiral-horned antelope, Taurotragus oryx, inhabiting bushland in eastern and southern Africa. It has a dewlap and a hump on the shoulders and is light brown with vertical white stripes
giant eland, a similar but larger animal, T. derbianus, living in wooded areas of central and W Africa
“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.
[French ey-lahn vee-tal] /French eɪ lɑ̃ viˈtal/ noun 1. (especially in Bergsonian philosophy) the creative force within an organism that is responsible for growth, change, and necessary or desirable adaptations. /elɑ̃ vital/ noun 1. a creative principle held by Henri Bergson to be present in all organisms and responsible for evolution Compare Bergsonism noun See […]
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[el-uh-pid] /ˈɛl ə pɪd/ noun 1. any of numerous cosmopolitan snakes of the family Elapidae, having permanently erect fangs in the front of the upper jaw and including the New World coral snakes, the cobras, and most Australian snakes. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the Elapidae. /ˈɛləpɪd/ noun 1. any venomous snake of the […]
[ih-laps] /ɪˈlæps/ verb (used without object), elapsed, elapsing. 1. (of time) to slip or pass by: Thirty minutes elapsed before the performance began. noun 2. the passage or termination of a period of time; lapse. /ɪˈlæps/ verb 1. (intransitive) (of time) to pass by v. 1640s, from Middle French elapser, from Latin elapsus, past participle […]