HyperDic: box_tortoise

English > 1 sense of the expression box tortoise:
NOUNanimalbox tortoise, box turtlechiefly terrestrial / terrestrial turtle of North America
English > box tortoise: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningchiefly terrestrial / terrestrial turtle of North America; shell can be closed tightly.
Synonymbox turtle
Member ofTerrapene, genus Terrapenebox turtles
NarrowerWestern box turtle, Terrapene ornataprimarily a prairie turtle of western United States and northern Mexico
BroaderturtleAny of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming / swimming

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