chelonian

noun
che·​lo·​ni·​an | \ ki-ˈlō-nē-ən How to pronounce chelonian (audio) \

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chelonian adjective

First Known Use of chelonian

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chelonian

Greek chelōnē tortoise

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“Chelonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chelonian. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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chelonian

noun
che·​lo·​ni·​an | \ ki-ˈlō-nē-ən How to pronounce chelonian (audio) \

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Other Words from chelonian

chelonian adjective

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