Definition of tortoiseshell cat in English:

tortoiseshell cat

Syllabification: tor·toise·shell cat

noun

  • A domestic cat with markings resembling tortoiseshell.
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    • 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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