Drom"e*da*ry (?), n.; pl. Dromedaries (#). [F. dromadaire, LL. dromedarius, fr. L. dromas (sc. camelus), fr. Gr. running, from , used as aor. of to run; cf. Skr. dram to run.] Zool.

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.


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