tortoisenoun [ C ]uk /ˈtɔː.təs/ us /ˈtɔːr.t̬əs/
Examples from literature
- A desert tortoise would not survive in a rainforest habitat.
- A tortoise has a shell on its back.
- Although most tortoises do not eat meat, their bodies do provide meat for others.
- Baby tortoises especially are a favorite food for many other species.
- If we are not careful, many tortoise species will disappear forever.
- Its yellow shell has black spots, giving this tortoise its name.
- Just like the tortoise, sea turtles are also suffering from falling numbers.
- Many tortoise species are becoming endangered because of illegal trade.
- People may not eat tortoises very often, but they do keep them as pets.
- The tortoise beats the hare through patience and endurance.
- This chain of islands is home to over 100,000 of these giant tortoises.
- Tortoises move slowly because they have heavy, hard shells on their backs and short, fat legs.
- Turtles and tortoises are two amazing, and quite different, species of reptile.
- Turtles and tortoises have always held our fascination.
- Turtles and tortoises have had a long relationship with humans.
- Unlike many species of turtle, tortoises live only on land.