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      n  
1    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  
2    giant eland   a similar but larger animal, T. derbianus, living in wooded areas of central and W Africa  
     (C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch eland elk; related to Old Slavonic jeleni stag, Greek ellos fawn)  
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