noun, plural drom·e·dar·ies.
- droit du seigneur,
Origin of dromedary
Examples from the Web for dromedary
The maribout stopped his dromedary at the tent of the emir Hadjy, who commanded the caravan.The Pacha of Many Tales|Frederick Marryat
Finally Tishmak got up and mounted his dromedary, motioning for the others to follow suit.Captured by the Arabs|James H. Foster
He utilizes neither the crane, nor the quail, nor the dromedary, nor the lizard.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
Mandeville, having eat like an ogre, began to drink like a dromedary.
The One-Hump camel is called an Arabian camel, or a dromedary.The Wonders of the Jungle|Prince Sarath Ghosh
noun plural -daries
Word Origin for dromedary
late 13c., from Old French dromedaire, from Late Latin dromedarius "kind of camel," from Latin dromas (genitive dromados), from Greek dromas kamelos "running camel," from dromos "a race course," from PIE *drem-, from possible base *der- "to run, walk, step" (cf. Sanskrit dramati "runs, goes," Greek dromas "running," Middle High German tremen "to rock, shake, sway"). One-humped Arabian camels were bred and trained for riding. An early variant was drumbledairy (1560s).