Definition of camel in English:

camel

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Pronunciation: /ˈkam(ə)l
 
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noun

1A large, long-necked ungulate mammal of arid country, with long slender legs, broad cushioned feet, and either one or two humps on the back. Camels can survive for long periods without food or drink, chiefly by using up the fat reserves in their humps.
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  • Long-necked giraffes and camels have the same seven neck bones as do short-necked mice and men.
  • Remnants of the herds ancestral to all domesticated camels may still survive in the deserts of central Asia.
  • After walking six miles, they find a spring, and the camels drink their fill.
1.1 [mass noun] A fabric made from camel hair: [as modifier]: a camel coat
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  • I changed my camel coat for a microfiber one.
  • Mohair, angora, wool, cashmere, camel, alpaca, etc. are all your allies against the wind and cold.
  • I was just as thrilled when he would come up the dugout steps with his top hat, camel coat and big cigar.
1.2 [mass noun] A yellowish-fawn colour like that of camel hair: easy, belted styles in camel or charcoal are the perfect winter coat
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  • The whole room is a zebra pelt of black and white and that colour that has been the fashion staple for so long they've invented a dozen names for it - taupe, camel, fawn, buff.
  • Makeup corresponds with fabric colours, so go natural with camel, hues of brown and black, and accent with shades of red.
  • If you have green eyes, apply yellowish taupe, camel and heather colors.
2An apparatus for raising a sunken ship, consisting of one or more watertight chests to provide buoyancy.

Origin

Old English, from Latin camelus, from Greek kamēlos, of Semitic origin.

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