greaved tortoise

noun
\ ˈgrēv(d)- \

Definition of greaved tortoise

: the largest of African tortoises (Testudo calcarata)

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History and Etymology for greaved tortoise

greave entry 2 + -ed; from the large plates on its front legs

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“Greaved tortoise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greaved%20tortoise. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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