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Dromedary, a North African variety of Camelus dromedarius, bred for riding, and not for carrying burdens. It is much more lightly built than the ordinary camel (q.v.), but has equal, if not greater, powers of endurance. At a swinging trot it can cover from eight to nine miles within the hour for many hours in succession, and some have been known to travel 900 miles in eight days There are several breeds, varying from cream to nearly white, and some are used for racing.