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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A cat having black and cream and yellowish markings; Brilliantly colored; The mottled horny substance of the shell of some turtles.

Usage examples (37)
  • My tortoiseshell is plopped on my lap now purring and nosing my left (as I type) as if to say, “ear rub! now!”
  • The freaky-gorgeous one has what is called a tortoiseshell coat.
  • After a struggle I was able to divine that the tortoiseshell was a female and the black and white a male.
  • Calicos are more likely to have white patches, except that there are some freaky in-between cats, such as tortoiseshell-and-white. for more
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