Definition of giant tortoise in English:

giant tortoise

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noun

  • A very large tortoise with a long lifespan, occurring on several tropical oceanic islands.
    • Genus Geochelone, family Testudinidae: G. nigra (Galapagos Islands) and G. gigantea (Aldabra and the Seychelles)
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    • This past year, I decided to return to the Galapagos for an intense four-month photo session among old friends such as giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.
    • Darwin also learned that locals could tell from which islands giant tortoises had come by the shapes of the reptiles' shells.
    • The third aquarium would house more than 50 species of freshwater sharks and rays, as well as enclosures for Komodo dragons and giant tortoises.

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