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tortoise British & World English

A slow-moving typically herbivorous land reptile of warm climates, enclosed in a scaly or leathery domed shell into which it can retract its head and thick legs

giant tortoise British & World English

A very large tortoise with a long lifespan, occurring on several tropical oceanic islands

tortoise beetle British & World English

A small flattened leaf beetle with an enlarged thorax, having wing cases that cover the entire insect and provide camouflage and protection. The larva carries a construction of feces and molted skins for camouflage

gopher tortoise in gopher1 British & World English

A tortoise of dry sandy regions that excavates tunnels as shelter from the sun, native to the southern US

tortoiseshell British & World English

The semi-transparent mottled yellow and brown shell of certain turtles, typically used to make jewellery or ornaments

radiated in radiate British & World English

Used in names of animals with markings arranged like rays, e.g. radiated tortoise

giant tortoise in giant British & World English

Used in names of very large animals and plants, e.g. giant hogweed, giant tortoise

radiate from in radiate British & World English

(Of a feeling or quality) emanate clearly from

radiated tortoise in radiate British & World English

Used in names of animals with markings arranged like rays, e.g. radiated tortoise

European tortoise in tortoise British & World English

A slow-moving typically herbivorous land reptile of warm climates, enclosed in a scaly or leathery domed shell into which it can retract its head and thick legs


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