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Definition of camel:

  1. A large ruminant used in Asia and Africa for carrying burdens and for riding. The camel is remarkable for its ability to go a long time without drinking. Its hoofs are small, and situated at the extremities of the toes, and the weight of the animal rests on the callous. The dromedary ( Camelus dromedarius) has one bunch on the back, while the Bactrian camel ( C. Bactrianus) has two. The llama, alpaca, and vicu– a, of South America, belong to a related genus ( Auchenia).

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badger, anteater, bat, bighorn sheep, black bear, angora.

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