Bactrian

Bactria

[bak-tree-uh]
noun
an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains. Capital: Bactra.

Bactrian, adjective, noun
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Bactria (ˈbæktrɪə)
 
n
an ancient country of SW Asia, between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Oxus River: forms the present Balkh region in N Afghanistan

Bactrian (ˈbæktrɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Bactria,
 
n
2.  a native or inhabitant of Bactria

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Bactrian
type of camel, c.1600, from L. Bactria, ancient region in what is now northwestern Afghanistan, lit. "the western province," from Pers. bakhtar "the west."
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