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  • n. Any member or species of the genus Geochelone, land tortoises reaching 1.3 meters in length and with average life spans exceeding 100 years.
  • n. Any of several species of reptile of the extinct genera, Cylindraspis, Dipsochelys, and the species Meiolania platyceps.

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  • n. very large tortoises of the Galapagos and Seychelles islands


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  • On a tiny coral island called Aldabra, in the Indian Ocean, lives a species of giant tortoise less famous though no less imposing than the Gal├ípagos tortoises.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Two of the doors stood open and to Thanet's surprise a head now poked out of each, as if a giant tortoise had just woken up.

    No Laughing Matter


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