dromedary

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

Definition of dromedary

plural

dromedaries

  1. :  the one-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius) currently existing only as a domestic or feral animal … it was only the introduction of the dromedary to North Africa about the second century A.D. that made feasible in terms of costs and risks regular caravan trade from one rim of the Western Sahara to the other. — Ross E. Dunn

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

plural

dromedaries

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



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