from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The one-humped domesticated camel (Camelus dromedarius), widely used as a beast of burden in northern Africa and western Asia. Also called Arabian camel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Camelus dromedarius, the single-humped camel.
- n. Any swift riding camel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance on the back, in distinction from the
Bactrian camel, which has two humps.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thorough-bred or blooded Arabian camel, of more than ordinary speed and bottom, expressly cultivated and used for riding.
- n. Same as dromon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one-humped camel of the hot deserts of northern Africa and southwestern Asia
-- E.] [Footnote 77: In modern language the term dromedary is very improperly applied to the Bactrian, or two-hunched camel, a slow beast of burden.
The word dromedary is formed from the Greek _celer_, and only belongs to
Turkistan or Bactriana; the dromedary is confined to Arabia and
Perplexed Tribune auditors decided the dromedary was a capital expense and wired O'Reilly: "WHERE IS CAMEL?"
The trot of the dromedary is a pace terribly disagreeable to the rider, until he becomes a little accustomed to it; but after the first half-hour I so far schooled myself to this new exercise, that
And he said there was another camel with two humps, and he was created for riding, and was called a dromedary, and when ye rode him, ye sat at your ease between the two humps, which made a soft saddle, just like an arm-chair ye straddled on, only without arms.
The dromedary is a swifter animal than the baggage-camel, and is used chiefly for riding purposes; it is merely a finer breed than the other.
The trot of the dromedary is a pace terribly disagreeable to the rider, until he becomes a little accustomed to it; but after the first half-hour
The difference between a camel and a dromedary is the difference between a hack and a thorough-bred horse.
How much better than a petrified peacock, or a labelled dromedary!