from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characteristic of a tortoise, or the shell of a tortoise
  • adj. As slow as a tortoise

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling the shell of a tortoise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling the carapace of a tortoise.


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  • Reminds me of Testudo aubreii. :)

    October 7, 2009

  • Or, as slow as a tortoise.

    July 9, 2008

  • a. resembling the shell of a tortoise.

    March 3, 2008