dromedary

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noun drom·e·dary \ˈdrä-mə-ˌder-ē also ˈdrə-, -ˌde-rē\

Origin and Etymology of dromedary

Middle English dromedarie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin dromedarius, from Latin dromad-, dromas, from Greek, running; akin to Greek dramein to run, dromos racecourse, Sanskrit dramati he runs about


First Known Use: 13th century

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DROMEDARY Defined for English Language Learners

dromedary

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noun drom·e·dary \ˈdrä-mə-ˌder-ē also ˈdrə-, -ˌde-rē\

Definition of dromedary for English Language Learners

  • : a camel of western Asia and northern Africa that has one hump on its back


DROMEDARY Defined for Kids

dromedary

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noun drom·e·dary \ˈdrä-mə-ˌder-ē\

Definition of dromedary for Students

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dromedaries

  1. :  the camel of western Asia and northern Africa that has only one hump


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