noun tor·toise \ˈtr-təs\

: a kind of turtle that lives on land

Full Definition of TORTOISE

:  any of a family (Testudinidae) of terrestrial turtles; broadly :  turtle
:  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

Rhymes with TORTOISE

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