Turtle-shell
Turtle-shell Tur"tle-shell`, n. The turtle cowrie. [1913 Webster]

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  • Turtle shell — Turtle Tur tle, n. [Probably the same word as the word preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle, Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turtle shell — noun 1. : tortoise shell 2. : turtle cowrie …   Useful english dictionary

  • turtle-shell — n. Tortoise shell …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Turtle — Tur tle, n. [Probably the same word as the word preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle, Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turtle cowrie — Turtle Tur tle, n. [Probably the same word as the word preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle, Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turtle grass — Turtle Tur tle, n. [Probably the same word as the word preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle, Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turtle — For other uses, see Turtle (disambiguation). Turtles Temporal range: Late Triassic – Recent, 215–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Turtle (computer gaming) — In computer and video games the term turtle , named after the turtle animal, has different meanings depending on the genre but all relate to a completely defensive strategy. The basic element to this strategy is designed to prevent one from… …   Wikipedia

  • Turtle ship — Infobox Korean name tablewidth=315 hangul=거북선 hanja=龜背船 rr=Geobukseon mr=KŏbuksŏnThe Turtle ship was a Korean warship of radical and innovative design, and was used from the early 15th century to the 19th century, during the Joseon Dynasty.The… …   Wikipedia

  • turtle —   Honu, ea.   See sayings, honu and turtledove.     Dark greenish meat in a turtle, lū au, i o lū au.     Turtle shell, una, ea.     Turtle coloring, hilihili honu.     Turtle markings on back, nanaka.     Turtle back, makauli i.     Turtle,… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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