(E*liz"a*beth`an) a. Pertaining to Queen Elizabeth or her times, esp. to the architecture or
literature of her reign; as, the Elizabethan writers, drama, literature. n. One who lived in England in
the time of Queen Elizabeth. Lowell.
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 (Zoöl.), the eland.
(Elk) n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to
E. eland.] (Zoöl.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk (Alces machlis or Cervus alces)
is closely allied to the American moose. The American elk, or wapiti (Cervus Canadensis), is closely
related to the European stag. See Moose, and Wapiti.
(Elk, Elke) n. (Zoöl.) The European wild or whistling swan
(Elk"nut`) n. (Bot.) The buffalo nut. See under Buffalo.
(Elk"wood`) n. The soft, spongy wood of a species of Magnolia
(Ell) n. [AS. eln; akin to D. el, elle, G. elle, OHG. elina, Icel. alin, Dan. alen, Sw. aln, Goth.
alenia, L. ulna elbow, ell, Gr. elbow. Cf. Elbow, Alnage.] A measure for cloth; now rarely used. It
is of different lengths in different countries; the English ell being 45 inches, the Dutch or Flemish ell 27,
the Scotch about 37.
(Ell), n. (Arch.) See L.
(El"la*chick) n. [Native Indian name.] (Zoöl.) A fresh-water tortoise (Chelopus marmoratus) of
California; used as food.
Ellagic acid (Chem.), a white crystalline substance, C14H8O9, found in bezoar stones, and obtained
by the oxidation of gallic acid.
(El*lag"ic) a. [F., fr. galle gall ] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gallnuts or gallic acid; as,
(El"le*bore) n. Hellebore. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(El*leb"o*rin) n. See Helleborin.
(El"leck) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoöl.) The red gurnard or cuckoo fish. [Prov. Eng.]
(El"lenge El"linge) a., Ellengeness
(El"lenge*ness, El"linge*ness), n. See Elenge, Elengeness.
(El"les) adv. & conj. See Else. [Obs.]
(El*lipse") n. [Gr. 'e`lleipsis, prop., a defect, the inclination of the ellipse to the base of the cone
being in defect when compared with that of the side to the base: cf. F. ellipse. See Ellipsis.]
1. (Geom.) An oval or oblong figure, bounded by a regular curve, which corresponds to an oblique
projection of a circle, or an oblique section of a cone through its opposite sides. The greatest diameter
of the ellipse is the major axis, and the least diameter is the minor axis. See Conic section, under Conic,
and cf. Focus.
2. (Gram.) Omission. See Ellipsis.
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