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Camel vs. Dromedary

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Cameladjective

Of a light brown color like that of a camel.

Dromedarynoun

The single-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius).

Camelnoun

A large ruminant used in Asia and Africa for carrying burdens and for riding. The camel is remarkable for its ability to go a long time without drinking. Its hoofs are small, and situated at the extremities of the toes, and the weight of the animal rests on the callous. The dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) has one bunch on the back, while the Bactrian camel (Camelus Bactrianus) has two. The llama, alpaca, and vicuña, of South America, belong to a related genus (Auchenia).

Dromedarynoun

Any swift riding camel.

Camelnoun

A water-tight structure (as a large box or boxes) used to assist a vessel in passing over a shoal or bar or in navigating shallow water. By admitting water, the camel or camels may be sunk and attached beneath or at the sides of a vessel, and when the water is pumped out the vessel is lifted.

Dromedarynoun

The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance on the back, in distinction from the Bactrian camel, which has two humps.

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Camelnoun

cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions

Dromedarynoun

one-humped camel of the hot deserts of northern Africa and southwestern Asia

Camel

A camel is an even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus that bears distinctive fatty deposits known as on its back. Camels have long been domesticated and, as livestock, they provide food (milk and meat) and textiles (fiber and felt from hair).

‘humps’;

Dromedary

The dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) ( or ), also known as Arabian camel, is a large even-toed ungulate, of the genus Camelus, with one hump on its back. It is the tallest of the three species of camel; adult males stand 1.8–2 m (5 ft 11 in – 6 ft 7 in) at the shoulder, while females are 1.7–1.9 m (5 ft 7 in – 6 ft 3 in) tall.

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