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Definitions of dromedary

  1. one-humped camel of the hot deserts of North Africa and southwestern Asia Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance on the back, in distinction from the Bactrian camel, which has two humps. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The Arabian camel, which has one hump on its back; so named from its speed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The Arabian, or single-humped camel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A fleet, elegant, one - humped riding - camel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The one-humped camel, distinguished from the Bactrian camel, which has two bunches, and, as a lighter variety, better calculated for long journeys through the desert, so called from its speed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for dromedary

  1. He had quitted the chariot in which he had set out and had been made to mount a dromedary two horsemen armed to the teeth rode constantly at his side. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The praises of the ant, the dog, the bee, and the parrot were sung in turn; but at last the ostrich stood up and declared for the dromedary – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer
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