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Bactrian camel

noun
1.
an Asian camel, Camelus bactrianus, having two humps on the back: an endangered species.
Compare dromedary.
Origin of Bactrian camel
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10
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  • And, however severe the weather may be, the Bactrian camel never sleeps under a roof.

    Bible Animals; J. G. Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Bactrian camel

Bactrian camel

noun
1.
a two-humped camel, Camelus bactrianus, used as a beast of burden in the cold deserts of central Asia Compare Arabian camel
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