Meaning of “tortoise” in the English Dictionary

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"tortoise" in British English

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tortoisenoun [ 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.

(Definition of “tortoise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tortoise" in American English

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tortoisenoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɔr·t̬əs/

a turtle, esp. one that lives only on land

(Definition of “tortoise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)