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Bactrian camel

an Asian camel, Camelus bactrianus, having two humps on the back: an endangered species.
Historical Examples

And, however severe the weather may be, the Bactrian camel never sleeps under a roof.
Bible Animals; J. G. Wood

a two-humped camel, Camelus bactrianus, used as a beast of burden in the cold deserts of central Asia Compare Arabian camel


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