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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A turtle or tortoise.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling the carapace of a tortoise; arched; vaulted; fornicated. Also testudinated.
  • Of or pertaining to the Testudinata; chelonian.
  • noun One of the Testudinata or Chelonia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Resembling a tortoise shell in appearance or structure; roofed; arched; vaulted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, like or relating to a tortoise.
  • adjective Resembling a tortoise shell in appearance or structure; arched; vaulted.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Testūdināta, former order name, from Testūdō, type genus, from Latin testūdō, testūdin-, tortoise; see testudo.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin testūdinātus ("arched, vaulted"), from testūdō ("tortoise") + -ātus.

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