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  • n. A camel, especially an attractive camel

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The camel.


Hindi (Wiktionary)



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  • In the Australian sense it's from the so-called 'Afghans', cameleers imported with their animals to assist in moving goods across the desert. These cameleers were generally Pashtun-speaking so there's a clue to the origins.

    August 21, 2008

  • Anglo-Indian & Austral. colloq. n. Camel.

    August 4, 2008