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Definition: Chelonia virgata
, n. [Probably the same word as the word
preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the
Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle,
Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of the numerous species of Testudinata,
especially a sea turtle, or chelonian.
Note: In the United States the land and fresh-water tortoises
are also called turtles.
2. (Printing) The curved plate in which the form is held in a
type-revolving cylinder press.
, Box turtle
, etc. See under Alligator
(Zo["o]l.), a marine turtle of the genus
, having usually a smooth greenish or
olive-colored shell. It is highly valued for the delicacy
of its flesh, which is used especially for turtle soup.
Two distinct species or varieties are known; one of which
) inhabits the warm part of the Atlantic
Ocean, and sometimes weighs eight hundred pounds or more;
the other (Chelonia virgata
) inhabits the Pacific Ocean.
Both species are similar in habits and feed principally on
seaweed and other marine plants, especially the turtle
(Zo["o]l.), a large, handsome cowrie
); the turtle-shell; so called
because of its fancied resemblance to a tortoise in color
(Bot.), a marine plant (Thalassia testudinum
) with grasslike leaves, common about the West
, tortoise shell. See under Tortoise