from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pleurodirous tortoise of the genus Chelys, C. fimbriata or matamata.
  • noun [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of such turtles: a synonym of Chelys.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The bearded tortoise (Chelys fimbriata) of South American rivers.

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

  • noun A species of side-necked turtle, Chelus fimbriatus, whose shell resembles a dead leaf.


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  • A large turtle from northern South America; a South American tree of the genus Eschweilera.

    December 16, 2007

  • Looks like the tag should be aaaa. And that's about the extent of my maths ability :-7

    December 16, 2007

  • Bilby, I'm finally getting around retagging my monovocalics. Originally I tagged them with aaa, eee, iii, ooo, or uuu, regardless of how many vowels.

    March 3, 2008