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tortoise

noun [C] uk   /ˈtɔː.təs/ us    /ˈtɔːr.t̬əs/
an animal with a thick, hard shell that it can move its head and legs into for protection. It eats plants, moves very slowly, and sleeps during the winter.
Translations of “tortoise”
in Korean 거북이…
in Arabic سُلَحْفاة…
in French tortue…
in Turkish kara kaplumbağası…
in Italian tartaruga…
in Chinese (Traditional) 龜,陸龜…
in Russian черепаха…
in Polish żółw (= lądowy)…
in Spanish tortuga…
in Portuguese tartaruga terrestre…
in German die Schildkröte…
in Catalan tortuga (de terra)…
in Japanese (陸上の)カメ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 龟,陆龟…
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