What does the word tortoise mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A turtle.

Usage examples for tortoise

  1. It is simply a musical version of the Hare and the Tortoise. – Style in Singing by 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 by 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 by Thomas Henry Huxley