Definitions

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  • n. A turtle or tortoise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A turtle or tortoise.

Etymologies

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From shield +‎ toad. Compare shelled-toad, shell-toad, shellpad, shell-paddock. Compare also West Frisian skyldpod ("tortoise", literally "shield-toad"), Dutch schildpad ("tortoise", literally "shield-toad"), German Schildkröte ("tortoise", literally "shield-toad"), Swedish sköldpadda ("tortoise"), Icelandic sjaldbaka ("turtle", literally "shield-back").

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