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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Che·lo·ni·a n. pl.  Zool. An order of reptiles, including the tortoises and turtles, peculiar in having a part of the vertebræ, ribs, and sternum united with the dermal plates so as to form a firm shell. The jaws are covered by a horny beak. See Reptilia; also, Illust. in Appendix.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: green turtles [syn: genus Chelonia]
      2: tortoises and turtles [syn: order Chelonia, Testudinata,
          order Testudinata, Testudines, order Testudines]