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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
شتر
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.
References in classic literature ?
Benedict, mounted on two dromedaries, for not less tall were the two mules they rode on.
At night I dream of all the animals, one by one--the giraffe, the two dromedaries, the young lion, the alligator, and Alexander.
Nor wanted clouds of foot, nor, on each horn, Cuirassiers all in steel for standing fight, Chariots, or elephants indorsed with towers Of archers; nor of labouring pioners A multitude, with spades and axes armed, To lay hills plain, fell woods, or valleys fill, Or where plain was raise hill, or overlay With bridges rivers proud, as with a yoke: Mules after these, camels and dromedaries, And waggons fraught with utensils of war.
One of the stanchest patrons was little Ned Higgins, the devourer of Jim Crow and the elephant, who to-day signalized his omnivorous prowess by swallowing two dromedaries and a locomotive.
But when men and horses, cattle, camels, and dromedaries, have poached the spring into mud, it becomes loathsome to those who at first drank of it with rapture; and he who had the merit of discovering it, if he would preserve his reputation with the tribe, must display his talent by a fresh discovery of untasted fountains.
As there are no dromedaries at hand, the band facetiously plays "The Camels are coming.
The three rocky outcrops making up what is now known as "Camel Site", located 8km north of Sakaka, exhibit low- and high-relief realistic representations of at least 11 dromedaries (an Arabian camel) and two donkeys or mules.
Located eight kilometres north of the city of Sakaka, the three rocky outcrops making up what is now known as "Camel Site" exhibit low- and high-relief realistic representations of at least 11 dromedaries and two donkeys or mules.
The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees.
Hepatitis E Virus in Dromedaries, North and East Africa, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, 1983-2015
But in Oman, authorities have come up with a smart solution to the threat: reflector bands specially designed for dromedaries.
These camels are shorter than Dromedaries, but can weigh 2000 pounds