Associations to the word «Tortoise»


TORTOISE, noun. Any of various land-dwelling reptiles, of family Testudinidae, whose body is enclosed in a shell (carapace plus plastron). The animal can withdraw its head and four legs partially into the shell, providing some protection from predators.
TORTOISE SHELL, noun. The shell of a tortoise, sometimes inaccurately the shell of a turtle, or that material.
TORTOISE SHELL, noun. Alternative form of tortoiseshell
TORTOISE SHELLS, noun. Plural of tortoise shell

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TORTOISE, noun. Usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica.

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