Dromedary
Dromedary Drom"e*da*ry (dr[u^]m"[-e]*d[asl]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Dromedaries} (-r[i^]z). [F. dromadaire, LL. dromedarius, fr. L. dromas (sc. camelus), fr. Gr. droma`s running, from dramei^n, used as aor. of tre`chein to run; cf. Skr. dram to run.] (Zo["o]l.) The Arabian camel ({Camelus dromedarius}), having one hump or protuberance on the back, in distinction from the {Bactrian camel}, which has two humps. [1913 Webster]

Note: In Arabia and Egypt the name is restricted to the better breeds of this species of camel. See {Deloul}.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dromedary — /drom i der ee, drum /, n., pl. dromedaries. the single humped camel, Camelus dromedarius, of Arabia and northern Africa. Cf. Bactrian camel. [1300 50; ME dromedarie, ary ( < AF) < LL dromedarius (camelus) < Gk dromad (s. of dromás) running + L… …   Universalium

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