HyperDic: tortoise

English > 1 sense of the word tortoise:
NOUNanimaltortoiseusually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs
tortoise > pronunciation
Soundstao'rtahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > tortoise: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningusually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide / worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica.
Member ofTestudinidae, family TestudinidaeLand tortoises
NarrowerEuropean tortoise, Testudo graecasmall land tortoise of southern Europe
Texas tortoiseClose relative to the desert tortoise
desert tortoise, Gopherus agassiziiburrowing tortoise of the arid western United States and northern Mexico
giant tortoiseVery large tortoises of the Galapagos and Seychelles islands
gopher tortoise, gopher turtle, gopher, Gopherus polypemusburrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America
BroaderturtleAny of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming / swimming
Spanishmorrocoy, tortuga de tierra, tortuga, tortuga terrestre
Catalantortuga de terra, tortuga

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