dromedary

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drom·e·dar·y

 (drŏm′ĭ-dĕr′ē, drŭm′-)
n. pl. drom·e·dar·ies
A one-humped domesticated camel (Camelus dromedarius), widely used as a beast of burden in desert regions from northern Africa to western Asia. Also called Arabian camel.

[Middle English dromedarie, from Old French dromedaire, from Late Latin dromedārius, from Latin dromas, dromad-, from Greek, running.]

dromedary

(ˈdrʌmədərɪ; -drɪ; ˈdrɒm-)
n, pl -daries
1. (Breeds) a type of Arabian camel bred for racing and riding, having a single hump and long slender legs
2. (Animals) another name for Arabian camel
[C14: from Late Latin dromedārius (camēlus), from Greek dromas running]

drom•e•dar•y

(ˈdrɒm ɪˌdɛr i, ˈdrʌm-)

n., pl. -dar•ies.
the single-humped camel, Camelus dromedarius, of Arabia and N Africa. Compare Bactrian camel.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin dromedārius (camēlus) < Greek dromad-, s. of dromás running + Latin -ārius -ary]

dromedary

, Bactrian - A one-hump camel is a dromedary (from Latin, meaning "swift camel," from Greek dromas, "runner") and a two-hump camel is a Bactrian (from Bactria in Asia).
See also related terms for runner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dromedary - one-humped camel of the hot deserts of northern Africa and southwestern Asiadromedary - one-humped camel of the hot deserts of northern Africa and southwestern Asia
camel - cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
Translations
dromedaris
dromedár
dromedar
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dromedaariyksikyttyräinen kameli
dromedar
dromedár
dromader
dromader
dromedár
dromedar
dromedar

dromedary

[ˈdrɒmɪdərɪ] Ndromedario m

dromedary

[ˈdrʌmədəri ˈdrɒmədəri] ndromadaire m

dromedary

nDromedar nt

dromedary

[ˈdrɒmɪdrɪ] ndromedario

camel

(ˈkӕməl) noun
a desert animal with one (dromedary (ˈdromədəri) ) or two (bactrian (camel) (ˈbӕktriən) ) humps on its back, used for carrying goods and/or people.