camel

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See also: Camel, camèl, and camęl

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Camels convoy in Jordan Rift Valley
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, via Old Northern French camel (Old French chamel, modern chameau), from Latin camēlus, from Ancient Greek κάμηλος ‎(kámēlos), from Proto-Semitic *gamal-; compare Arabic جَمَل ‎(jamal) and Hebrew גמל ‎(gamál).

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camel ‎(plural camels)

  1. A beast of burden, much used in desert areas, of the genus Camelus.
  2. A light brownish color, like that of a camel.
    camel colour:    
  3. Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of a another vessel, and then emptied to reduce the draught of the ship in the middle.

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  • (mammal): oont (India)

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camel ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of a light brown color like that of a camel.
    • 1999, New Woman (volume 29, page 212)
      [] try to select accessories that are in the same color family as your coat," says millinery designer Patricia Underwood. To pick up the weave of a brown tweed jacket, for instance, choose a camel hat and black gloves.

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Old French[edit]

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Latin camēlus

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camel m ‎(oblique plural cameus, nominative singular cameus, nominative plural camel)

  1. camel

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Compare Tocharian A cmol.

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camel

  1. birth