- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
DROMEDARY. A heavy, bungling thief or rogue. A purple
dromedary; a bungler in the art and mystery of thieving.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
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.] (Zoöl.) The Arabian camel
(Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance on the
back, in distinction from the Bactrian camel, which has two
&fist; In Arabia and Egypt the name is restricted to the better
breeds of this species of camel. See Deloul.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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