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(Animals) any of various very large tortoises of the genus Testudo, of the Galápagos, Seychelles, and certain other islands, weighing up to 225 kilograms (495 lbs.)
any of several large tortoises of the genus Geochelone, of the Galápagos Islands and islands near Madagascar.
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|Noun||1.||giant tortoise - very large tortoises of the Galapagos and Seychelles islands|
tortoise - usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica