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Bactrian camel

noun
  1. an Asian camel, Camelus bactrianus, having two humps on the back: an endangered species.
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Compare dromedary.

Origin of Bactrian camel

First recorded in 1600–10
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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 AsiaCompare Arabian camel
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