HyperDic: desert_tortoise

English > 1 sense of the expression desert tortoise:
NOUNanimaldesert tortoise, Gopherus agassiziiburrowing tortoise of the arid western United States and northern Mexico
English > desert tortoise: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningburrowing tortoise of the arid western United States and northern Mexico; may be reclassified as a member of genus Xerobates.
SynonymGopherus agassizii
Member ofGopherus, genus Gopherusgopher tortoises
Broadertortoiseusually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs

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