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giant tortoise

n
(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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gi′ant tor′toise


n.
any of several large tortoises of the genus Geochelone, of the Galápagos Islands and islands near Madagascar.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.giant tortoise - very large tortoises of the Galapagos and Seychelles islandsgiant 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
genus Testudo, Testudo - type genus of the Testudinidae
genus Geochelone, Geochelone - giant tortoises
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