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turtle

noun [C]     /ˈtɜː.tl̩/ US  /ˈtɝː.t̬l̩/ (plural turtles or turtle)
an animal which lives in or near water and has a thick shell covering its body into which it can move its head and legs for protection Reptile and amphibian names
(Definition of turtle noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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