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turtle

noun, often attrib tur·tle \ˈtərt-əl\
plural turtles also turtle

Medical Definition of TURTLE

:  any of an order (Testudines) of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine reptiles that have a toothless horny beak and a shell of bony dermal plates usually covered with horny shields enclosing the trunk and into which the head, limbs, and tail usually may be withdrawn—called also chelonian
April 18, 2015
wimple Hear it
to veil, ripple, or meander
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