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

 tur·tle /ˈtɝtḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tur·tle /ˈtɝtḷ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·tle n.  Zool. The turtledove.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·tle, n.
 1. Zool. 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 Zool., 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 (Chelonia 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 Zool., a large, handsome cowrie (Cypraea 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell
          and flipper-like limbs for swimming
      v 1: overturn accidentally; "Don't rock the boat or it will
           capsize!" [syn: capsize, turn turtle]
      2: hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation