In his free hand he carried an eland's tail fitted as a fly-whisk, with an ivory and ebony handle.
Of all antelopes the “eland,” or “caana” (Antelope oreas) is the largest.
The eland is as big as a bull, with spiral horns and beautifully marked skin, and both the male and female carry horns.
Whereas he could save all this trouble by driving the eland to camp; and this was his design.
Troops of eland crossed their path now and then, and occasionally a herd of koodoo.
Speculative Bushmen seem to have been puzzled to account for the wildness of the eland.
The eland is one of those antelopes that appear to be independent of water.
A trio of hyenas was also waiting silently for the eland to die.
But scarcely had the cloud of smoke lifted when the explorers saw something else making for the body of the eland.
"He was a pretty sour man, I guess," said Mrs. eland, shaking her head.
"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.