Definition of mehari in English:


Pronunciation /məˈhɑːri/


(also mehara)
  • In North Africa and the Middle East: a dromedary, used for riding and racing.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Shaw (1694–1751), traveller. From French méhari dromedary from Arabic mahrī (also with regional pronunciation mehrī; plural mahārā, mahārī), use as noun of mahrī (adjective) of or relating to Mahra, a tribal region of southern Arabia famed for its highly prized camels.