dromedary

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English[edit]

A dromedary

Etymology[edit]

From Old French dromadaire, from Late Latin dromedarius (kind of camel), from Classical Latin dromas, dromadis, from Ancient Greek δρομάς κάμηλος (dromas kamelos, running camel), from δρόμος (dromos, race course).

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dromedary (plural dromedaries)

  1. Camelus dromedarius, the single-humped camel.
  2. Any swift riding camel.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Arabian camel
  • dromedary camel
  • Camelus aegyptiacus Friedrich August Rudolph Kolenati, 1847
  • Camelus africanus Gloger, 1841
  • Camelus arabicus Charles Desmoulins, 1823
  • Camelus dromas Peter Simon Pallas, 1811
  • Camelus dromos Kerr, 1792
  • Camelus ferus Falk,1786
  • Camelus lukius Kolenati, 1847
  • Camelus polytrichus Kolenati, 1847
  • Camelus turcomanichus Johann Fischer von Waldheim, 1829
  • Camelus vulgaris Kolenati, 1847

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