Bed"ou*in (?), n. [F. b'edouin, OF. b'eduin, fr. Ar. bedawi rural, living in the desert, fr. badw desert, fr. bada to live in the desert, to lead a nomadic life.]

One of the nomadic Arabs who live in tents, and are scattered over Arabia, Syria, and northern Africa, esp. in the deserts.

-- Bed"ou*in*ism (), n.


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Bed"ou*in, a.

Pertaining to the Bedouins; nomad.


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