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Bactrian camel

n.
A two-humped camel (Camelus bactrianus), widely used as a beast of burden in desert regions of central and southwest Asia.

Bactrian camel

n
(Animals) a two-humped camel, Camelus bactrianus, used as a beast of burden in the cold deserts of central Asia. Compare Arabian camel

Bac′trian cam′el


n.
an Asian camel, Camelus bactrianus, having two humps on the back. Compare dromedary.
[1600–10]
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Noun1.Bactrian camel - two-humped camel of the cold deserts of central AsiaBactrian camel - two-humped camel of the cold deserts of central Asia
camel - cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
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Bactrian camel

[ˈbæktrɪənˈkæml] ncammello (asiatico)
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They crossed a snowy pass in cold moonlight, when the lama, mildly chaffing Kim, went through up to his knees, like a Bactrian camel - the snow-bred, shag-haired sort that came into the Kashmir Serai.
This year, the Bactrian camels, which are being brought from their home in Warwickshire for the occasion, will be at the Central Methodist Church on Saturday all day from 10.
Hunder, which falls on the historic Silk Route, used to be a busy trade stopover with caravans of Bactrian camels moving in and out of the Nubra Valley.
The animals at risk range from large --grey ox, Bactrian camels, bearded and warty pigs--to small-golden-capped fruit bat, black-bearded flying fox, and Bulmer's fruit bat.
Thus, we hypothesize that Bactrian camels may also be reservoirs of HEV.
The zoo's three Bactrian camels are beginning to look quite splendid after being given a helping hand with their moulting hair.
5 July 2016 - 13:21 FAO's Iran representative visits Bactrian camel farm Bactrian Camels Are of High Importance in Terms of Genetics During the visit, Nakouzi highlighted the importance of bactrian camels in terms of genetics and regretted the fact that the species is gradually vanishing due to change in life style of nomad tribes in recent years.
Bactrian Camels are found in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and in the Gashun Gobi in China.
From elephants and sperm whales to Bactrian camels, loons, and elk, this is a wonderful set of paper cutting projects the entire family can enjoy, and is recommended as a wide-ranging project guide for this audience.
They keep both dromedary camels - which have one hump and come from North Africa and the Middle East - and rarer Bactrian camels, which have two humps and come from Central Asia.
The clade A contained all dromedary camels/ single humped camels with all identified Pakistani haplotypes, and clade B contains Bactrian camels or two humped camels.
For example, right now we have wild Bactrian camels that are on the verge of extinction," he said.