What is another word for tortoise?

Pronunciation: [tˈɔːtəs] (IPA)

Tortoise is a reptile that belongs to the Testudines family of turtles. This fascinating animal is known for being slow-moving and having a hard, protective shell that covers its body. Synonyms for the word tortoise include terrapin, chelonian, turtle, box turtle, and tort. Although these words may be used interchangeably, some have more precise meanings, like terrapin that describes a type of turtle that lives in freshwater, while a box turtle refers to a species that can close its shell completely to protect its body. Regardless of the synonym used, tortoises remain an intriguing and intriguing creature that has been fascinating people for centuries.

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  • hyponyms for tortoise (as nouns)

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Usage examples for Tortoise

No training can possibly make the tortoise as swift as the antelope, or the antelope as strong as the lion.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
She twisted her dark tresses in a knot, thrust a great tortoise-shell comb into them, unlocked the door and went out.
William McFee
She was standing before the little mirror, setting the immense tortoise-shell comb into her hair at the desired angle, and she gave herself a final searching scrutiny, as she turned away, before flashing a dazzling smile at him.
William McFee

Famous quotes with Tortoise

  • In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
    Anita Brookner
  • It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read.
    Anita Brookner
  • May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world.
    Jonathan Carroll
  • The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
    John Major
  • The developers, if they decide to move a tortoise, have to pay the long-term costs for enhancing the areas that take care of the tortoise, and it gives us the opportunity to manage an area that is going to be protected.
    Gale Norton

Related words: slow loris, pygmy slow loris, turtle tortoise, red-footed tortoise, African spurred tortoise, Galapagos giant tortoise, yellow-spotted river turtle

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