camel's thorn

camel's thorn
noun

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camel's thorn noun
A papilionaceous manna-yielding desert plant (Alhagi maurorum) on which camels graze
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  • Camel's thorn — camel cam el (k[acrf]m [e^]l), n. [Oe. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g[=a]m[=a]l, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large ruminant used in Asia and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camel's thorn — /ˈkæməlz θɔn/ (say kamuhlz thawn) noun a thorny plant of the genus Alhagi, family Fabaceae, found in the Mediterranean region and western Asia and naturalised elsewhere. Also, camel thorn …  

  • camel — cam el (k[acrf]m [e^]l), n. [Oe. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g[=a]m[=a]l, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large ruminant used in Asia and Africa …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camel bird — camel cam el (k[acrf]m [e^]l), n. [Oe. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g[=a]m[=a]l, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large ruminant used in Asia and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camel locust — camel cam el (k[acrf]m [e^]l), n. [Oe. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g[=a]m[=a]l, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large ruminant used in Asia and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camel thorn — noun also camel s thorn Etymology: so called from the use of its seed as feed for camels 1. a. : a low spiny shrub (Alhagi camelorum) of the Arabian desert that yields manna b. : a related shrub (A. maurorum) 2. : an East Indian spiny shrub ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Camel Toe (album) — Infobox Album Name = Camel Toe Type = Album Artist = Bob Tom Released = 2003 Recorded = Genre = Comedy Length = Disk 1: 76:54 Disk 2: 76:19 Label = Friggemall Industries Producer = Bob Kevoian, Tom Griswold, Dean Metcalf, Steve Allee Reviews =… …   Wikipedia

  • cam|el-thorn — «KAM uhl THRN», noun. = camel s thorn tree. (Cf. ↑camel s thorn tree) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alhagi maurorum — camel cam el (k[acrf]m [e^]l), n. [Oe. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g[=a]m[=a]l, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large ruminant used in Asia and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camelus Bactrianus — camel cam el (k[acrf]m [e^]l), n. [Oe. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g[=a]m[=a]l, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large ruminant used in Asia and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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