THE bactrian camel may be at once known by the two humps upon its back, which give the animal a most singular appearance.
First, then, of the bactrian camel—that is, the species with two humps.
The bactrian or two-humped camel, though known to the ancient Assyrians, is not now found in the country.
I have not yet mentioned the bactrian camels which are used in thousands for Russian transport.
Darius is seized and laden with chains by Bessus, a bactrian satrap who soon after slays him.
The Arabian camel is notable for his sure tread, but the bactrian species is still more remarkable in this respect.
Roxane and Roxanace are both formed from the old bactrian raokshna.
The very worst time for the bactrian camel is the beginning and end of winter, when frost and thaw occur alternately.
The bactrian camel, at least the Mongol variety, is peculiarly adapted for cold climates.
Buddhism was the prevailing religion, but there were traces of an earlier worship, the bactrian fire-worship.
"inhabitant of Bactria," late 14c.; as a type of camel, c.1600, from Latin Bactria, ancient region in what is now northwestern Afghanistan, literally "the western province," from Persian bakhtar "the west."