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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.)
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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
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