1. [syn: Arabian camel, dromedary, Camelus dromedarius]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dromedary \Drom"e*da*ry\ (dr[u^]m"[-e]*d[asl]*r[y^]), n.; pl.
Dromedaries (-r[i^]z). [F. dromadaire, LL. dromedarius, fr.
L. dromas (sc. camelus), fr. Gr. droma`s running, from
dramei^n, used as aor. of tre`chein to run; cf. Skr. dram to
The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or
protuberance on the back, in distinction from the Bactrian
camel, which has two humps.
Note: In Arabia and Egypt the name is restricted to the
better breeds of this species of camel. See Deloul.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: one-humped camel of the hot deserts of northern Africa and
southwestern Asia [syn: Arabian camel, dromedary,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "dromedary":
Cape elk, Siberian husky, Virginia deer, antelope, ass,
beast of burden, buck, camel, camelopard, caribou, deer, deerlet,
doe, draft animal, eland, elephant, elk, fallow deer, fawn,
gazelle, giraffe, gnu, hart, hartebeest, hind, horse, husky, kaama,
llama, malamute, moose, mule, mule deer, musk deer, okapi, ox,
pack horse, red deer, reindeer, roe, roe deer, roebuck, sledge dog,
springbok, stag, sumpter, sumpter horse, sumpter mule,
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
(Isa. 60:6), an African or Arabian species of camel having only
one hump, while the Bactrian camel has two. It is distinguished
from the camel only as a trained saddle-horse is distinguished
from a cart-horse. It is remarkable for its speed (Jer. 2:23).
Camels are frequently spoken of in partriarchal times (Gen.
12:16; 24:10; 30:43; 31:17, etc.). They were used for carrying
burdens (Gen. 37:25; Judg. 6:5), and for riding (Gen. 24:64).
The hair of the camel falls off of itself in spring, and is
woven into coarse cloths and garments (Matt. 3:4). (See CAMEL.)