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Meaning of DROMEDARY

Pronunciation:  'drâmI`deree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  one-humped camel of the hot deserts of North Africa and southwestern Asia

DROMEDARY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: Arabian camel, Camelus dromedarius
 See Also: camel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.]
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}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a dromedary in your dream means unexpected gains and honor. You are a giving person and always there to lend a helping hand.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(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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