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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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dromedary 
  n  :  one-humped  camel  of  the  hot  deserts  of  North  Africa  and 
  southwestern  Asia  [syn:  {Arabian  camel},  {Camelus 
  dromedarius}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dromedary 
  (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}.) 
 




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