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ˈdrɒm ɪˌdɛr i, ˈdrʌm-Dromedary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arabian camel, dromedary, Camelus dromedarius(noun)

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


  1. dromedary(Noun)

    Camelus dromedarius, the single-humped camel.

  2. dromedary(Noun)

    Any swift riding camel.

  3. Origin: Old French dromadaire from Late Latin dromedarius "kind of camel" from Latin dromas (genitive dromadis), from Greek δρομάς κάμηλος dromas kamelos "running camel" from δρόμος dromos "a race course.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dromedary(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [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.]


  1. Dromedary

    The dromedary also called the Arabian camel or the Indian Camel is a large, even-toed ungulate with one hump on its back. First described by Aristotle, the dromedary was given its binomial name by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The dromedary is the next largest member of the camel family after the Bactrian camel. The oldest known ancestor of the dromedary is the Protylopus. Males are 1.8–2 m tall and females 1.7–1.9 m tall. Males range from 400–600 kg, while females weigh 300–540 kg. They vary in colour from a light beige to dark brown. The notable hump, measuring 20 cm high, is composed of fat bound together by fibrous tissue. Their diet includes foliage and desert vegetation, like thorny plants which their extremely tough mouths allow them to eat. The camels are active in the day, and rest together in groups. Led by a dominant male, each herd consists of about 20 individuals. Some males form bachelor groups. Dromedaries show no signs of territoriality, as herds often merge during calamities. Predators in the wild include wolves, lions and tigers. Dromedaries use a wide set of vocalizations to communicate with each other. They have various adaptations to help them exist in their desert habitat. Dromedaries have bushy eyebrows and two rows of long eyelashes to protect their eyes and can close their nostrils to face sandstorms. Their ears are also lined with protective hair. When water-deprived they can fluctuate their body temperature by 6 degrees C, changing from a morning minimum of 34 degrees to a maximum of 40 degrees or so in the afternoon. This is to allow heat flow from the environment to the body to be reduced and thereby water loss through perspiration is prevented. They have specialized kidneys, which make them able to tolerate water loss of more than 30% of their body mass; a loss of 15% would prove fatal in most other animals. Mating usually occurs in winter, often overlapping the rainy season. One calf is born after the gestational period of 15 months, and is nurtured for about two years.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dromedary

    drum′e-dar-i, n. a thoroughbred one-humped Arabian camel.—ns. Dromedā′rian, Drom′edarist. [Fr.,—Low L. dromedarius—Gr. dromas, dromados, running—dramein, 2 aor. infin. of trechein, to run.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dromedary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dromedary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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