Latin name: Dromedarius
The dromedary is a small camel that can travel a hundred Roman miles a day
The dromedary is a kind of camel, but smaller and swifter than the usual kind. It can travel a hundred Roman miles or more in a single day. It is an animal that chews its cud.
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Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 1:36): The dromedary is a kind of camel; it is smaller but faster than ordinary camels. From its speed it gets its name: the Greek word dromos means course and velocity. Camels can travel a hundred miles or more. They chew their cud like other beasts.