camel

(redirected from Camels)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to Camels: Camels rating

camel

the common name for a member of the mammalian family Camelidae that also includes dromedaries and llamas. They are even-toed UNGULATES and the RUMEN of the stomach has numerous pouches and diverticulae which are capable of storing large amounts of water.

camel

humped members of the Camelidae family of exotic ruminants.

Arabian camel
called also Camelus dromedarius, or single-humped camel.
bactrian camel
two-humped camel. Called also Camelus bactrianus, dromedary.
camel bush
trichodesmazeylanica.
dromedary camel
one-humped camel. Called also Camelus dromedarius.
camel poison
gyrostemon spp., erythrophleumchlorostachys, trichodesmazeylanica.
single-humped camel
see Arabian camel (above).
camel thorn
acaciaerioloba.
camel thorn
+ molopo moth Acacia erioloba + Gonometa spp.
References in periodicals archive ?
Some of them were convinced that the camels held grudges and waited to get even by biting, kicking, or spitting at them.
Several research teams have found evidence of MERS in Middle Eastern camels over the last year.
Although camel bite wounds are small, they may penetrate deeply, causing serious injuries to the neck including the major vessels," they warned, adding that "care should be taken when approaching male camels during the rutting season".
In an interview with Caterer Middle East , EICMP's deputy GM Mutasher Al Badry said: "Globally there seems to be a growing demand for pure and natural premium products, and we truly believe in the potential of camel milk.
Bedouins have used camel milk for sun protection but commercial quantities of camel milk are not available until a few years ago.
Burger and her colleagues are primarily interested in the domestication of camels, which took place around 3,000 to 6,000 years ago.
Scientists already knew that camels originated in North America after finding camel fossils in Canada's Yukon territory, but this find is about 750 miles north of what was previously the northern-most camel fossil.
Saleh warmly received us in an outdoor majlis, a sitting area where he offered us tea, coffee, dates and camel milk, and we went into a conversation about the place camels have held in Qatari culture, and their enduring relevance in the country.
The Royal Camel Corps (RCC) at the Royal Court Affairs yesterday celebrated the conclusion of the fundamental course on corps under the auspices of Mahmoud bin Mohammed al Farsi, RCC Director-General.
Serving coffee, tea, milk shakes and smoothies with camel milk was a totally new concept when we launched Cafe2Go last year," Al Bastaki said.
QUETTA -- The World Camel Day is being observed today (Friday) in Quetta as elsewhere in the country and the world.
Summary: As Europe approves camel milk, Kipp look at some of today's camel-related items