dromedary Summary and Overview
dromedary in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Isa. 60:6), an African or Arabian species of camel having only one hump, while the Bactrian camel has two. It is distinguished from the camel only as a trained saddle-horse is distinguished from a cart-horse. It is remarkable for its speed (Jer. 2:23). Camels are frequently spoken of in partriarchal times (Gen. 12:16; 24:10; 30:43; 31:17, etc.). They were used for carrying burdens (Gen. 37:25; Judg. 6:5), and for riding (Gen. 24:64). The hair of the camel falls off of itself in spring, and is woven into coarse cloths and garments (Matt. 3:4). (See CAMEL T0000698.)
dromedary in Smith's Bible Dictionary
dromedary in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
DROM'EDARY . Isa 60:6. A breed of the camel remarkable for its speed. Jer 2:20. It can travel from 60 to 90 miles or more in a day. The dromedary is taller and has longer limbs than other varieties of camel, and cannot as well bear heat or cold. See Camel.
dromedary in Fausset's Bible Dictionary