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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of tortoises, so called from inhabiting the dry pine-barrens of the southern United States: now often merged in Testudo. X. or T. carolina is the common gopher. See gopher, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. possible new genus for desert and Texas tortoises based on recent research


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