Dromedary

Drom"e*da*ry

(drm"*d*r), n.;
pl. Dromedaries (-rz).
[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.] (Zol.) The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance on the back, in distinction from the Bactrian camel, which has two humps.
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In Arabia and Egypt the name is restricted to the better breeds of this species of camel. See Deloul.

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Drom"ond

(?), or

Drom"on

(?) }. [OF. dromont, L. dromo, fr. Gr. dro`mwn light vessel, prob. fr. dramei^n to run. See Dromedary.] In the Middle Ages, a large, fast-sailing galley, or cutter; a large, swift war vessel. [Hist. or Archaic] Fuller.
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The great dromond swinging from the quay.
W. Morris.
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