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dromedaries


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dromedary  \Drom"e*da*ry\  (dr[u^]m"[-e]*d[asl]*r[y^]),  n.;  pl 
  {Dromedaries}.  [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  run.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}. 




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