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Definition of "dromedary" [drom•e•da•ry]

  • The one-humped domesticated camel (Camelus dromedarius), widely used as a beast of burden in northern Africa and western Asia. Also called Arabian camel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dromedary" in a sentence
  • "-- E.] [Footnote 77: In modern language the term dromedary is very improperly applied to the Bactrian, or two-hunched camel, a slow beast of burden."
  • "The word dromedary is formed from the Greek _celer_, and only belongs to"
  • "Turkistan or Bactriana; the dromedary is confined to Arabia and"