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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The camels would always come first: 'We had scarcely gone five miles, my party straggling out across the plain in aimless formation when as we approached some camel thorn, shouts came for the rear 'Let the camels eat.
when stopping at a row of bravely budding sapling Camel thorn trees--Vachillia erioloba -he had planted, he said "I will not be around to see the fruits of these trees, but the long-term sustenance of the ranch and its wildlife depends on such projects".
Jones and I climbed into a woven blind nestled long the spreading branches of a camel thorn tree.