Part of speech: noun

A turtle.

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Usage examples "tortoise":

  1. It is simply a musical version of the Hare and the Tortoise. - "Style in Singing", W. E. Haslam.
  2. When the Monkey came down from the banana- tree, the Tortoise said, You climb this other tall tree, and look around at the sky. - "Philippine Folk-Tales", Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict.
  3. But being again pressed to know what gave support to the broad- backed tortoise I replied, something, he knew not what. - "Critiques and Addresses", Thomas Henry Huxley.