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turtlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɜr·t̬əl/
an ​animal that ​lives in or near ​water, having a ​thick, ​outershell that ​covers and ​protectsitsbody
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turtlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtɜː.tl̩/  us   /ˈtɝː.t̬l̩/ (plural turtles or turtle)
an ​animal which ​lives in or near ​water and has a ​thickshellcoveringitsbody into which it can ​moveitshead and ​legs for ​protection
(Definition of turtle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
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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