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  • n. A turtle or tortoise.

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From earlier shell padde, equivalent to shell +‎ pad (“toad”). Compare West Frisian skelpad, skelpat ("tortoise"), Middle Dutch schildpadde, Middle Low German schildpadde. See also shield-toad.

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