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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations
dromedaris
dromedár
dromedar
شتر
dromedaariyksikyttyräinen kameli
dromedar
dromedár
dromader
dromader
dromedár
dromedar
dromedar

dromedary

[ˈdrɒmɪdərɪ] Ndromedario m
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dromedary

[ˈdrʌmədəri ˈdrɒmədəri] ndromadaire m
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dromedary

nDromedar nt
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dromedary

[ˈdrɒmɪdrɪ] ndromedario
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
For even when tranquilly swimming through the mid-day sea in a calm, with his elevated hump sun-dried as a dromedary's in the desert; even then, the whale always carries a small basin of water on his head, as under a blazing sun you will sometimes see a cavity in a rock filled up with rain.
whales, with dromedary humps, and very savage; breakfasting on three or four sailor tarts, that is whaleboats full of mariners: their deformities floundering in seas of blood and blue paint.
In the great Zoological Gardens we found specimens of all the animals the world produces, I think, including a dromedary, a monkey ornamented with tufts of brilliant blue and carmine hair--a very gorgeous monkey he was-- a hippopotamus from the Nile, and a sort of tall, long-legged bird with a beak like a powder horn and close-fitting wings like the tails of a dress coat.
And then that dromedary touch -- do you take me for a fool?
Creakle's part of the house was a good deal more comfortable than ours, and he had a snug bit of garden that looked pleasant after the dusty playground, which was such a desert in miniature, that I thought no one but a camel, or a dromedary, could have felt at home in it.
But when we compare the dray-horse and race-horse, the dromedary and camel, the various breeds of sheep fitted either for cultivated land or mountain pasture, with the wool of one breed good for one purpose, and that of another breed for another purpose; when we compare the many breeds of dogs, each good for man in very different ways; when we compare the game-cock, so pertinacious in battle, with other breeds so little quarrelsome, with 'everlasting layers' which never desire to sit, and with the bantam so small and elegant; when we compare the host of agricultural, culinary, orchard, and flower-garden races of plants, most useful to man at different seasons and for different purposes, or so beautiful in his eyes, we must, I think, look further than to mere variability.
I shall be sitting in a gondola or on a dromedary, and all of a sudden I shall want to clear out.
Between January and March, the season of dromedary camels breeding, races take place in these governorates.
In a recent report, dromedary camels (Camelus dromedaries) exhibited substantially high seroprevalence (99%) for IDV in Kenya (5), suggesting that this animal is a potential reservoir of IDV.
(Tri-State) based in Glendale, AZ, with significant operations in Joplin, MO, is an asset-based carrier specializing in hauling sensitive cargo including radioactive, AA&E, LTL shipments (dromedary service), secured commercial, hazardous materials and hazardous-waste shipments.
(2) Dromedary camels are a major reservoir host, in which the virus causes negligible disease.
(2008) who studied the effect of management systems on growth performance of dromedary camel calves in India, they used 10 camel calves aged between 7-10 months old in their study and divided them randomly into two comparable groups of 5 each.