Definition of tortoiseshell cat in English:

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tortoiseshell cat


A domestic cat with markings resembling tortoiseshell.
Example sentences
  • Station staff were so determined to rescue the tortoiseshell cat they even stopped a train in a last-ditch attempt.
  • A large tortoiseshell cat with the air of Tina Turner prowls the periphery.
  • My black cat lay asleep on my chest with her head on my shoulder, and my tortoiseshell cat lay over my legs.

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Syllabification: tor·toise·shell cat

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