From Middle French chameau, from Old French chamel, inherited from Vulgar Latin *camellus, a variant of Classical Latin camēlus (which would have yielded *chamoil).
chameau m (plural chameaux, feminine chamelle)
- (male) camel
- “chameau”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
From Old French chamel.
chameau m (plural chameaux)
- French: chameau