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tortoise [ imenica {životinja} ]
Generiši izgovor

ETYM Old Eng. tortuce, from Old Fren. tortis crooked, from Latin tortus twisted, crooked, contorted, p. p. of torquere, tortum, to wind.
Usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica.
Any member of the family Testudinidae, the land-living members of the order Chelonia, which includes all turtles, terrestrial or aquatic. The shell of tortoises is generally more domed than that of aquatic turtles; their hind legs are stumpy and columnar; the front legs are often shovel-shaped for digging. Tortoises are herbivorous and occur in the warmer regions of all continents except Australia. Tortoises range in size from cm/4 in to 1cm/5 ft, and some are known to live for 1years.
Best-known in the pet trade is the small spur-thighed tortoise Testudo graeca found in Asia Minor, the Balkans, and N Africa. The giant species of the Galapagos and Seychelles may reach a length of 1.5 m/5 ft and weigh over 2kg/5lb.
They can yield about kg/2lb of meat, hence their almost complete extermination by sailors in passing ships. North American tortoises are represented by four species of gopher tortoises (genus Gophenus) living in the SW US and Mexico.
Tortoise shell is the semitransparent shell of the marine hawksbill turtle.

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