Definition of Dromedary

1. Noun. One-humped camel of the hot deserts of northern Africa and southwestern Asia.

Exact synonyms: Arabian Camel, Camelus Dromedarius
Generic synonyms: Camel



Definition of Dromedary

1. n. The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance on the back, in distinction from the Bactrian camel, which has two humps.

Definition of Dromedary

1. Noun. ''Camelus dromedarius'', the single-humped camel. ¹

2. Noun. Any swift riding camel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dromedary

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Medical Definition of Dromedary

1. The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance on the back, in distinction from the Bactrian camel, which has two humps. In Arabia and Egypt the name is restricted to the better breeds of this species of camel. See Deloul. Origin: F. Dromadaire, LL. Dromedarius, fr. L. Dromas (sc. Camelus), fr. Gr. Running, from, used as aor. Of to run; cf. Skr. Dram to run. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dromedary

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drollist
drollists
drollness
drollnesses
drolls
drolly
dromaeognathous
dromaeosaur
dromaeosaurid
dromaeosaurids
dromaeosaurs
dromatherium
drome
dromedaries
dromedary (current term)
dromedary hump
dromeosaur
dromeosaurs
dromes
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dromion
dromions
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dromology
dromomania
dromon
dromond

Literary usage of Dromedary

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1. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1816)
"The Camel, and the dromedary.* JL HESE names do not make two distinct kinds, but are only given to a variety of the same animal, which has, however, ..."

2. Sinai, the Hedjaz, and Soudan: Wanderings Around the Birth-place of the by James Hamilton (1857)
"I am now becoming accustomed to the dromedary, and already, though a poor rider as I shall have occasion to prove, appreciate the superiority of this mode ..."

3. Fables de Florian by Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1888)
"THE RHINOCEROS AND dromedary. One day a young rhinoceros Thus address'd the dromedary :— " Can you, my friend, explain to us Why our fortunes so much vary— ..."

4. A New Family Encyclopedia; Or Compendium of Universal Knowledge by Charles Augustus Goodrich (1831)
"THE SWIFT dromedary. Above we present our readers with a view of a swift ... The first experiment which an European makes in bestriding a dromedary, ..."

5. History of Paganism in Caledonia: With an Examination Into the Influence of by Thomas Wise (1884)
"Camel and dromedary.—The camel and dromedary appear upon the ancient ... There is a camel on the Meigle cross, and a dromedary upon the cross in Canna, ..."

6. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1896)
"... and, in short, there perhaps never was a more unpleasant command given to an officer than that of the dromedary at the time I now mention. ..."

7. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"Finely has the dromedary been called the Ship of the Desert, not simply from his being the grand agent of commerce and travel over the vast seas of sand, ..."

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