One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The domesticated one-humped camel, probably native to the deserts of North Africa and southwestern Asia.
Camelus dromedarius, family CamelidaeSee also dromedary
- ‘Those 13, (and let me see if I can remember them), those 13 valuable wild mammals were the cow, sheep, goat, horse, pig, the reindeer, donkey, Arabian camel, Asian camel, water buffalo, yak, gaur and Bali cattle.’
- ‘The one-humped Arabian camel, C. dromedarius, is also known as the dromedary.’
- ‘The camel species that lives today in the Middle East and North Africa is the Arabian camel, which is thought to have been domesticated thousands of years ago.’
- ‘‘And I'm sure we'll find the perfect Arabian camel for you, Jon,’ Julie retorted.’
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