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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs.

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  • Timothy the tortoise is a splendid social critic, a keen-eyed anthropologist who sees far beyond his shell.
  • The giant tortoise is indigenous to the Galapagos Islands, and is also endangered.
  • The terrestrial kinds are commonly known as tortoise while water dwelling ones may be called terrapins.
  • In ancient China, the tortoise was a sacred animal. for more
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