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ruminant mammal of the family Camelidae. The family consists of three genera, the true camels of Asia (genus Camelus); the wild guanaco and the domesticated alpaca and llama, all of South America (genus Lama
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Camelus dromedarius The Arabian camel, distinguished by a single hump.
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able to cover a hundred miles in one day. [Medieval Animal Symbolism: White, 80–81]
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1. a type of Arabian camel bred for racing and riding, having a single hump and long slender legs
2. another name for Arabian camel
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