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Definition of camel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    camel

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkæml//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] an animal with a long neck and one or two humps on its back, used in desert countries for riding on, or for carrying goods compare dromedary
  2. 2[uncountable] = camel hair a camel coat
  3. Idioms
    the last/final straw, the straw that breaks the camel's back
     
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    the last in a series of bad events, etc. that makes it impossible for you to accept a situation any longer