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tortoise

noun tor·toise \ˈtr-təs\

: a kind of turtle that lives on land

Full Definition of TORTOISE

1
:  any of a family (Testudinidae) of terrestrial turtles; broadly :  turtle
2
:  someone or something regarded as slow or laggard

Origin of TORTOISE

Middle English tortu, tortuse, from Anglo-French tortue — more at turtle
First Known Use: 14th century

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TORTOISE Defined for Kids

tortoise

noun tor·toise \ˈtr-təs\

Definition of TORTOISE for Kids

1
:  a usually large turtle that lives on land
2
:  turtle
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