Definición de turtle en inglés:

turtle

Saltos de línea: tur¦tle
Pronunciación: /ˈtəːt(ə)l
 
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sustantivo

  • 1 (also sea turtle) A large marine reptile with a bony or leathery shell and flippers, coming ashore annually on sandy beaches to lay eggs.
    • Families Cheloniidae (seven species) and Dermochelyidae (the leatherback)
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The flesh of a sea turtle, especially the green turtle, used chiefly for soup.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • One of the main dishes was a soup - soft shelled turtle soup.
    • The ball came to an end at 3am, when the waitresses served turtle soup.
    • She told me about Escoffier's cookbook and its recipe for turtle soup.
  • 2A freshwater reptile related to the sea turtles and tortoises, typically having a flattened shell. Called terrapin in South Africa and India and tortoise in Australia.
    • Order Chelonia: several families, in particular Emydidae and Kinosternidae
  • 2.1North American Any reptile of the order Chelonia, including the terrapins and tortoises.
  • 3A directional cursor in a computer graphics system which can be instructed to move around a screen.

Frases

turn turtle

(Chiefly of a boat) turn upside down: the other boat nearly turned turtle several times his tractor turned turtle and killed him
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Kevin bellows instructions, and in quick time we exit the boat, turn turtle and fin towards the edge of the drop-off.
  • She had turned turtle and capsized and those who were not able to get out in the first few hours were surely trapped for good.
  • Four minutes later the ship turned turtle and sank.

Origen

mid 16th century: apparently an alteration of French tortue (see tortoise).

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Pronunciación: skəʊʃ
noun
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