Alhagi maurorum
camel cam"el (k[acrf]m"[e^]l), n. [Oe. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka`mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g[=a]m[=a]l, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A large ruminant used in Asia and Africa for carrying burdens and for riding. The camel is remarkable for its ability to go a long time without drinking. Its hoofs are small, and situated at the extremities of the toes, and the weight of the animal rests on the callous. The dromedary ({Camelus dromedarius}) has one bunch on the back, while the Bactrian camel ({Camelus Bactrianus}) has two. The llama, alpaca, and vicu[~n]a, of South America, belong to a related genus ({Auchenia}). [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A water-tight structure (as a large box or boxes) used to assist a vessel in passing over a shoal or bar or in navigating shallow water. By admitting water, the camel or camels may be sunk and attached beneath or at the sides of a vessel, and when the water is pumped out the vessel is lifted. [1913 Webster]

{Camel bird} (Zo["o]l.), the ostrich.

{Camel locust} (Zo["o]l.), the mantis.

{Camel's thorn} (Bot.), a low, leguminous shrub ({Alhagi maurorum}) of the Arabian desert, from which exudes a sweetish gum, which is one of the substances called manna. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Alhagi Maurorum — Alhāgi Maurōrum Tourn., Alhagistrauch oder Mannaklee, Art der Leguminosen (Syrien, Persien, Ägypten), deren Zweige die honigartige, zu rötlichen Körnern eintrocknende persische Manna ausschwitzen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alhagi maurorum — Taxobox name = Camelthorn image width = 260px image caption = seeds regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae genus = Alhagi species = A. maurorum binomial = Alhagi… …   Wikipedia

  • Alhagi maurorum — kupranugarinė dygliažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Alhagi maurorum), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. Augalas naudojamas liaudies medicinoje, iš jo gaunamas cukrus. atitikmenys: lot. Alhagi… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Alhagi maurorum — ID 2228 Symbol Key ALMA12 Common Name camelthorn Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AZ, CA, CO, ID, NM, NV, TX, UT, WA Growth Habit Shrub …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Alhagi maurorum Medik. — Symbol ALMA12 Common Name camelthorn Botanical Family Fabaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Alhagi — maurorum Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Alhagi —   Alhagi A. maurorum …   Wikipedia Español

  • Alhagi camelorum — kupranugarinė dygliažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Alhagi maurorum), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. Augalas naudojamas liaudies medicinoje, iš jo gaunamas cukrus. atitikmenys: lot. Alhagi… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Alhagi pseudalhagi — kupranugarinė dygliažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Alhagi maurorum), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. Augalas naudojamas liaudies medicinoje, iš jo gaunamas cukrus. atitikmenys: lot. Alhagi… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • alhagi — (entrée créée par le supplément) (a la ji) s. m. Sainfoin alhagi, plante de la famille des légumineuses. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Arabe, al hadj ( a long pour hadj) ; Rauvolf, médecin d Augsbourg, découvrit cette plante durant son voyage au Levant, en 1537 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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