from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling the carapace of a tortoise.

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

  • adjective Resembling the shell of a tortoise.

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

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


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  • a. resembling the shell of a tortoise.

    March 3, 2008

  • Or, as slow as a tortoise.

    July 9, 2008

  • Reminds me of Testudo aubreii. :)

    October 7, 2009