/ (ˈbæktrɪən) /

  1. of or relating to Bactria,

  1. a native or inhabitant of Bactria

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How to use Bactrian in a sentence

  • The old Bactrian tongue in which the Avesta was composed became practically a dead language.

  • Owing to its use among the hills, the Bactrian species is sometimes called the Mountain Camel.

    Bible Animals; | J. G. Wood
  • The mixed breed which has just been mentioned must be procured from a male Bactrian and a female Arabian Camel.

    Bible Animals; | J. G. Wood
  • And, however severe the weather may be, the Bactrian Camel never sleeps under a roof.

    Bible Animals; | J. G. Wood
  • The creature that lay still before them, a bullet through its brain, was a veritable, undoubted specimen of the Bactrian species.