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  • Tortoise shell — Tortoise Tor toise, n. [OE. tortuce, fr. OF. tortis crooked, fr. L. tortus twisted, crooked, contorted, p. p. of torquere, tortum, to wind; cf. F. tortue tortoise, LL. tortuca, tartuca, Pr. tortesa crookedness, tortis crooked. so called in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tortoise shell — tortoise shell, 1. the mottled, yellow and brown shell of some turtles, especially the hawksbill turtle. It is much used for combs and ornaments. 2. any one of several butterflies spotted with yellow and black. 3. = tortoise shell cat. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tortoise-shell — ortoise shell, adj. Having a color like that of a tortoise s shell, black with white and orange spots; used mostly to describe cats of that color. n. a tortoise shell cat …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tortoise-shell butterfly — Tortoise Tor toise, n. [OE. tortuce, fr. OF. tortis crooked, fr. L. tortus twisted, crooked, contorted, p. p. of torquere, tortum, to wind; cf. F. tortue tortoise, LL. tortuca, tartuca, Pr. tortesa crookedness, tortis crooked. so called in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tortoise-shell turtle — Tortoise Tor toise, n. [OE. tortuce, fr. OF. tortis crooked, fr. L. tortus twisted, crooked, contorted, p. p. of torquere, tortum, to wind; cf. F. tortue tortoise, LL. tortuca, tartuca, Pr. tortesa crookedness, tortis crooked. so called in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tortoise-shell cat — tortoise shell cat, a domestic cat with mottled colors like those of tortoise shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • tortoise-shell turtle — tortoise shell turtle, = hawksbill turtle. (Cf. ↑hawksbill turtle) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tortoise-shell tiger — Tiger Ti ger, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti gris; probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri an arrow, Per. t[=i]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; probably so named from its quickness.] 1. A very large and powerful …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tortoise-shell bamboo — valgomasis didbambukis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos bambukinių pošeimio daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Phyllostachys edulis), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. Jo stiebai naudojami dirbiniams. atitikmenys: lot. Bambusa edulis;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tortoise shell — noun The shell of a tortoise, sometimes inaccurately the shell of a turtle, or that material …   Wiktionary

  • tortoise-shell — carapace, hard shell which surrounds a tortoise …   English contemporary dictionary


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