dromedary definition

  • noun:
    • The one-humped domesticated camel (Camelus dromedarius), widely used as a beast of burden in northern Africa and western Asia. Also known as Arabian camel.
    • Camelus dromedarius, the single-humped camel.
    • Any swift cycling camel.
    • The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance regarding straight back, in distinction from Bactrian camel, which has two humps.
    • A thorough-bred or blooded Arabian camel, of more than ordinary speed and base, expressly cultivated and useful for driving.
    • Same as dromon.
    • one-humped camel of hot deserts of north Africa and southwestern Asia

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