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Testudines British & World English

An order of reptiles which comprises the turtles, terrapins, and tortoises. They are distinguished by having a shell of bony plates covered with horny scales, and many kinds are aquatic

Testudines in chelonian British & World English

A reptile of the order Testudines (formerly Chelonia); a turtle, terrapin, or tortoise

testudines in testudo British & World English

(In ancient Rome) a wheeled screen with an arched roof, used to protect besieging troops

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