• IPA: /ˈkæməl/

camel (plural camels)

  1. A beast of burden, much used in desert areas, of the genus Camelus.
    Synonyms: oont
  2. A light brownish color, like that of a camel (also called camel brown).
  3. Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of another vessel, and then emptied to reduce the draught of the ship in the middle.
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Translations Adjective

camel (not comparable)

  1. Of a light brown color like that of a camel.
    • 1999, New Woman, volume 29, page 212:
      […] try to select accessories that are in the same color family as your coat," says millinery designer Patricia Underwood. To pick up the weave of a brown tweed jacket, for instance, choose a camel hat and black gloves.

Proper noun
  1. A river in Cornwall, England, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Padstow.

camel (plural camels)

  1. A cigarette of a popular American brand.
    • 1942, James Thurber, The Catbird Seat
      Mr. Martin bought the pack of Camels on Monday night in the most crowded cigar store on Broadway.

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