Definition of camel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    camel

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    BrE BrE//ˈkæml//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæml//
     
    Domesticated mammals
     
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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 See related entries: Domesticated mammals
  2. 2 [uncountable] = camel hair a camel coat
  3. Word Origin Old English, from Latin camelus, from Greek kamēlos, of Semitic origin.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

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