noun Etymology: Greek chelōnē tortoise Date: 1828 turtlechelonian adjective

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  • chelonian — CHELONIÁN, chelonieni, s.m. (La pl.) Ordin de reptile al căror corp este închis într o carapace osoasă; (şi la sg.) reptilă care face parte din acest ordin. [pr.: ni an] – Din fr. chélonien. Trimis de valeriu, 03.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • Chelonian — Che*lo ni*an, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to animals of the tortoise kind. n. One of the Chelonia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chelonian — has multiple, interrelated meanings: Green turtle Chelonia, the superorder uniting turtles, tortoises and terrapins (Testudines) with the proto turtle Australochelys Chelonians, monsters from Doctor Who This disambiguation page lists articles… …   Wikipedia

  • chelonian — [kə lō′nē ən] adj. [< ModL Chelonia < Gr chelōnē (< IE base * ghelou , turtle) + AN] of, like, or being a turtle n. a turtle …   English World dictionary

  • chelonian — che·lo·ni·an ki lō nē ən n TURTLE chelonian adj …   Medical dictionary

  • chelonian — /ki loh nee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the order Chelonia, comprising the turtles. n. 2. a turtle. [1820 30; < NL Cheloni(a) ( < Gk chelón(e) turtle + NL ia, neut. pl. n. suffix) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • chelonian — 1. adjective Of, relating to, or belonging to the order Chelonia (Testudines), which includes the turtles and tortoises. 2. noun A reptile of the order Chelonia (Testudines) …   Wiktionary

  • chelonian — n. turtle, tortoise adj. pertaining to turtles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chelonian — che·lo·ni·an …   English syllables

  • chelonian — Like a turtle …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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