the single-humped camel, Camelus dromedarius, of Arabia and northern Africa.
- Compare Bactrian camel.
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How to use dromedary in a sentence
It is said that these persons performed in eleven days, upon dromedaries, a journey of 30 or 40 days, and executed their business.
Long rows of dromedaries loaded with luggage were moving stately forward.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 459 | Various
Of the two dromedaries which I had obtained for this journey, I mounted one myself, and put Dthemetri on the other.Eothen | A. W. Kinglake
They found the Masdakite at Nesptah's inn with some capital dromedaries and the necessary drivers and attendants.The Bride of the Nile, Complete | Georg Ebers
Then came unclean wagers; they buried their heads in the amphoras and drank on without interruption, like thirsty dromedaries.Salammbo | Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for dromedary
a type of Arabian camel bred for racing and riding, having a single hump and long slender legs
another name for Arabian camel
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