Bactrian camel

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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.
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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
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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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