dromedary
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɹɒmɪdəɹi/, /ˈdɹɒmɪdɹi/, /ˈdrʌ-/, /-mə-/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈdɹɑməˌdɛɹi/
Noun

dromedary (plural dromedaries)

  1. The single-humped#Adjective|humped camel (Camelus dromedarius).
    Synonyms: Arabian camel, dromedarian, dromedary camel, Somali camel
    • 1694, [Thomas] d’Urfey, The Comical History of Don Quixote. […], part I, London: Printed for Samuel Briscoe, […], OCLC 606102933 ↗, Act I, scene ii, page 6 ↗:
      Oh, thou Dromedary, thou Founder'd Mule, without a Pack-ſaddle; or what other foul Beaſt ſhall I call thee, for Man thou art not, nor haſt not been to me, Heaven knows the time when? Art not thou aſham'd to ſee me, thou Nincompoop?
  2. Any swift#Adjective|swift ride#Verb|riding camel.
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