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The Bactrian or two-humped camel, though known to the ancient Assyrians, is not now found in the country.
The very worst time for the Bactrian camel is the beginning and end of winter, when frost and thaw occur alternately.Happy Days for Boys and Girls|Various
In certain parts of Asia Minor the natives cross the female one-humped camel with the male of the bactrian or two-humped species.The Making of Species|Douglas Dewar
The Parthian and Bactrian kingdoms cannot but have trembled for their newly won independence.
The dromedaries of Mr. Fairgrieves collection were, on the contrary, taller than the Bactrian camels.The Old Showmen and the Old London Fairs|Thomas Frost
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Word Origin and History for bactrian
"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."