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turtlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtɜː.təl/ us   /ˈtɝː.t̬əl/ 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
(Definition of turtle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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turtlenoun [C]

us   /ˈtɜr·t̬əl/
an animal that lives in or near water, having a thick, outer shell that covers and protects its body
(Definition of turtle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turtle”
in Korean 거북이…
in Arabic سُلَحْفاة بَحَرِيّة…
in Malaysian penyu…
in French tortue de mer…
in Russian черепаха…
in Chinese (Traditional) 龜, 海龜…
in Italian tartaruga marina…
in Turkish deniz/su kaplumbağası…
in Polish żółw (wodny lub morski)…
in Spanish tortuga (marina), tortuga marina…
in Vietnamese rùa…
in Portuguese tartaruga marinha…
in Thai เต่า…
in German die Seeschildkröte…
in Catalan tortuga (marina)…
in Japanese 海ガメ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 龟, 海龟…
in Indonesian penyu, kura-kura…
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