Bedouin Bed"ou*in, n. [F. b['e]douin, OF. b['e]duin, fr. Ar. bedaw[=i] rural, living in the desert, fr. badw desert, fr. bad[=a] to live in the desert, to lead a nomadic life.] One of the nomadic Arabs who live in tents, and are scattered over Arabia, Syria, and northern Africa, esp. in the deserts. -- {Bed"ou*in*ism}, n. [1913 Webster]

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