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Boselaphus or Portax tragocamelusNylghau Nyl"ghau, Nylgau Nyl"gau, n. [Hind. & Per.
n[=i]lg[=a]w, prop., a blue cow; Per. n[=i]l blue + g[=a]w
cow. See Lilac, and Cow the animal.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large Asiatic antelope (Boselaphus, or Portax,
tragocamelus), found in Northern India. It has short horns,
a black mane, and a bunch of long hair on the throat. The
general color is grayish brown. [Written also neelghau,
nilgau, and nylghaie.] Camelus dromedariusDromedary Drom"e*da*ry (dr[u^]m"[-e]*d[asl]*r[y^]), n.; pl.
Dromedaries. [F. dromadaire, LL. dromedarius, fr. L. dromas
(sc. camelus), fr. Gr. droma`s running, from dramei`n, used
as aor. of tre`chein to run; cf. Skr. dram to run.]
The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or
protuberance on the back, in distinction from the Bactrian
camel, which has two humps.
Note: In Arabia and Egypt the name is restricted to the
better breeds of this species of camel. See Deloul. Struthio camelusOstrich Os"trich, n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche,
ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio
ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. Aviary,
Struthious.] [Formerly written also estrich.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large bird of the genus Struthio, of which Struthio
camelus of Africa is the best known species. It has long and
very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes; a
long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable
of flight. The adult male is about eight feet high.
Note: The South African ostrich (Struthio australis) and
the Asiatic ostrich are considered distinct species by
some authors. Ostriches are now domesticated in South
Africa in large numbers for the sake of their plumes.
The body of the male is covered with elegant black
plumose feathers, while the wings and tail furnish the
most valuable white plumes.
Ostrich farm, a farm on which ostriches are bred for the
sake of their feathers, oil, eggs, etc.
Ostrich farming, the occupation of breeding ostriches for
the sake of their feathers, etc.
Ostrich fern (Bot.) a kind of fern (Onoclea
Struthiopteris), the tall fronds of which grow in a
circle from the rootstock. It is found in alluvial soil in
Europe and North America.
Meaning of Camelus from wikipedia
- (Walmart camel) Camel farming
in Sudan Camelus moreli Dromedary Xerocole
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- The Bactrian camel
bactri****), also known
as the Mongolian camel
or domestic Bactrian
camel, is a large
even-toed ungulate native
to the steppes...
- The common ostrich
) or simply
ostrich, is a species
of large flightless
to certain large areas
of Africa. It is one of two...
dromedarius) (/ˈdrɒmədɛri/ or /-ədri/), also called
camel, is a large
even-toed ungulate, of the genus Camelus
, with one...
- the animal's health. Wild Bactrian camels
ferus) appear similar
to domestic Bactrian camels
bactri****) but the outstanding
Lowe 1933 (Late Pleistocene
of Tanzania) – probably subspecies
of S. camelus
†Struthio asiaticus Brodkorb
1863, Asian ostrich
Dromedary, Camelus dromedarius Bactrian
bactri**** Wild Bactrian
camel, Camelus ferus
†Syrian camel, Camelus moreli
- The Arabian ostrich
ostrich, or Middle Eastern ostrich
is an extinct subspecies
of the ostrich
on the Arabian...
in the world, second
only to its sister subspecies Struthio camelus camelus
it is hunted
for eggs, meat, and feathers. The Masai...
- North African
ostrich,red-necked ostrich, or Barbary ostrich
(Struthio camelus camelus
) is the nominate subspecies
of the common ostrich
from West and North...
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