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 for Cape elk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eland \E"land\, n. [D. eland elk, of Slav. origin; cf. Pol.
     jelen stag, Russ. ol['e]ne, Lith. elnis; perh. akin to E.
     1. (Zo["o]l.) 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zo["o]l.) The elk or moose.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  elk \elk\ ([e^]lk), n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh,
     OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.]
     A large deer, of several species. The European elk Alces
     alces (formerly Alces machlis or Cervus alces) is
     closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or
     wapiti ({Cervus Canadensis) the largest member of the deer
     family, has large, spreading antlers and is closely related
     to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
     Irish elk (Paleon.), a large, extinct, Quaternary deer
        ({Cervus giganteus) with widely spreading antlers. Its
        remains have been found beneath the peat of swamps in
        Ireland and England. See Illustration in Appendix; also
        Illustration of Antler.
     Cape elk (Zo["o]l.), the eland. elk

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