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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a turtle or tortoise.
  • n. A turtle or tortoise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

From New Latin Testūdināta, order name, from Testūdō, type genus, from Latin testūdō, testūdin-, tortoise; see testudo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin testūdinātus ("arched, vaulted"), from testūdō ("tortoise") + -ātus. (Wiktionary)

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