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dromedary

[ drom-i-der-ee, druhm- ]
/ ˈdrɒm ɪˌdɛr i, ˈdrʌm- /
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noun, plural drom·e·dar·ies.
the single-humped camel, Camelus dromedarius, of Arabia and northern Africa.

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Origin of dromedary

1300–50; Middle English dromedarie, -ary (<Anglo-French ) <Late Latin dromedārius (camēlus) <Greek dromad- (stem of dromás) running + Latin -ārius-ary

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British Dictionary definitions for dromedary

dromedary
/ (ˈdrʌmədərɪ, -drɪ, ˈdrɒm-) /

noun plural -daries
a type of Arabian camel bred for racing and riding, having a single hump and long slender legs
another name for Arabian camel

Word Origin for dromedary

C14: from Late Latin dromedārius (camēlus), from Greek dromas running
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