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Definition of Turtle shell

Turtle shell
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. Alligator turtle, Box turtle, etc. See under Alligator, Box, etc. green turtle (Zo["o]l.), a marine turtle of the genus Chelonia, 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 (Chelonia Midas) inhabits the warm part of the Atlantic Ocean, and sometimes weighs eight hundred pounds or more; the other (C. virgata) inhabits the Pacific Ocean. Both species are similar in habits and feed principally on seaweed and other marine plants, especially the turtle grass. Turtle cowrie (Zo["o]l.), a large, handsome cowrie (Cypr[ae]a testudinaria); the turtle-shell; so called because of its fancied resemblance to a tortoise in color and form. Turtle grass (Bot.), a marine plant (Thalassia testudinum) with grasslike leaves, common about the West Indies. Turtle shell, tortoise shell. See under Tortoise.

Meaning of Turtle shell from wikipedia

- turtle s**** is a shield for the ventral and dorsal parts of turtles (the order Testudines), completely enclosing all the vital organs of the turtle and...
- Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines, characterized by a special s**** developed mainly from their ribs. Modern turtles are divided into two major...
- and sales. In 1990, a stage musical featuring the Turtles as a rock band, Coming Out of Their S****, pla**** 40 shows across the United States. The musical...
- 13–25 cm (5–10 in) long; the male is smaller than the female. The turtle's top s**** is dark and smooth, without a ridge. Its skin is olive to black with...
- The ship's name derives from its covering that was said to resemble a turtle s****. Some historians have described it as a very early type of ironclad though...
- Indonesia. Sea turtles can be categorized as hard-s****ed (cheloniid) or leathery-s****ed (dermochelyid). The only dermochelyid species of sea turtle is the leatherback...
- the s****. The light and flexible s**** of these turtles allows them to move more easily in open water or in muddy lake bottoms. Having a soft s**** also...
- the plastron (bottom s****) from the turtle Cuora trifasciata (commonly known as "three-lined box turtle", or "golden coin turtle", 金錢龜) and a variety...
- Dermochelyidae. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony s****; instead, its carapace is covered by oily flesh and flexible...
- dragon turtle (Lóngguī) is a legendary Chinese creature that combines two of the four celestial animals of Chinese mythology: the s**** of a turtle with...