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Meaning of "giant tortoise" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIANT TORTOISE

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Giant tortoise is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GIANT TORTOISE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Giant tortoise

Giant tortoises are characteristic reptiles of certain tropical islands. Often reaching enormous size—they can weigh as much as 300 kg and can grow to be 1.3 m long—they live, or lived, in the Seychelles, the Mascarenes and the Galapagos. Today, the world's largest population inhabits Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles, where there are approximately 150,000 individuals. Although appearing similar, the tortoises represent separate branches of evolution. The Seychelles and Mascarenes tortoises derive from nearby Madagascar, while the Galapagos tortoises came from nearby Ecuador. Galápagos tortoise, Giant Tortoise on Santa Cruz Island Although often considered examples of island gigantism, prior to the arrival of Homo sapiens giant tortoises also occurred in non-island locales, as well as on a number of other, more accessible islands. During the Pleistocene, and mostly during the last 50,000 years, tortoises of the mainland of southern Asia, North and South America, Australia, Indonesia, Madagascar, and even the island of Malta became extinct. The giant tortoises formerly of Africa died out somewhat earlier, during the late Pliocene.

Definition of giant tortoise in the English dictionary

The definition of giant tortoise in the dictionary is any of various very large tortoises of the genus Testudo, of the Galápagos, Seychelles, and certain other islands, weighing up to 225 kilograms.

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Synonyms and antonyms of giant tortoise in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «giant tortoise» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIANT TORTOISE

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The translations of giant tortoise from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «giant tortoise» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巨龟
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tortuga gigante
570 millions of speakers

English

giant tortoise
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशाल कछुआ
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

السلحفاة العملاقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гигантская черепаха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tartaruga gigante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দৈত্য কচ্ছপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tortue géante
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kura-kura gergasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Riesenschildkröte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ゾウガメ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거 대 한 거북이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tortoise giant
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

con rùa khổng lồ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாபெரும் ஆமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राक्षस कवच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dev kaplumbağa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tartaruga gigante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żółw olbrzymi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гігантська черепаха
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

broască țestoasă gigant
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

γιγάντια χελώνα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

reuse-skilpad
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

jättesköldpadda
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

gigantisk skilpadde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of giant tortoise

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIANT TORTOISE»

Discover the use of giant tortoise in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to giant tortoise and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise
A Sheltered Life is a fascinating look at one of the world's strangest and most wondrous animals--whose significance in modern science and culture cannot be underestimated.
Paul Chambers, 2004
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Lonesome George, the Giant Tortoise
Describes the life of Lonesome George, the last living Pinta Island giant tortoise, from his search for food on the Galapagos island to his days at the Charles Darwin Research Station, where scientists are encouraging him to mate.
Francine Jacobs, 2003
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What's Older Than a Giant Tortoise?
A comparison of things old takes the reader on a journey through the world to find the oldest things, including the giant sequoia tree, the pyramids of Egypt, and the giant tortoise.
Robert E. Wells, 2004
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Giant Tortoise Adventure (Dora & Diego)
Nickelodeon Publishing. Maybe we can find a girl giant tortoise. Then she and Louie can be friends. Maybe they can make a giant tortoise family! Where should we look? Click can help us look for.
Nickelodeon Publishing, 2014
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1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals
Dipsochelys elephantina) Aldabra Giant Tortoise Seychelles: Aldabra [several introduced populations in region] К Geochelone platynota Burmese Starred Tortoise Myanmar V Geochelone radíala Radiated Tortoise Madagascar [ Mauritius; ...
Brian Groombridge, BirdLife International, 1993
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Animal Records
The largest living tortoises are the Aldabra giant tortoise (Geochelone gigantea), which is found on Aldabra Atoll, a group of four major islands in the Seychelles ( there are also several introduced populations on other islands in the western ...
Mark Carwardine, 2008
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Ice Age Giants of the South
A giant tortoise may weigh 500 pounds and reach more than five feet in length. Without teeth, the tortoise's beak acts like garden clippers to snip tough grasses, cactus fruit, and leafy twigs. In North America, there are no longer any tropical ...
Judy Cutchins, Ginny Johnston, 2000
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The Gopher Tortoise: A Life History
... these giant tortoises may have behaved much like present-day Galapagos or Aldabra tortoises (shown below). They depended upon their size for protection as adults, and as juveniles they were good at hiding. Relative size of giant tortoise ...
Patricia Sawyer Ashton, Ray E. Ashton, 2004
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Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands: A ...
... Pinta Giant Tortoise [Extinct] Wolf Giant Tortoise San Cristobal Giant Tortoise Santiago Giant Tortoise Pinzon Giant Tortoise Sierra Negra Giant Tortoise Espafiola Giant Tortoise Darwin Giant Tortoise La Caseta Giant Tortoise Alcedo Giant ...
George R. Zug, 2013
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Biogeography, Time and Place: Distributions, Barriers and ...
In 1982 a new locality was discovered 2.5 km east of Mata Menge and 250 m southeast of Ola Bula, yielding fossils of a giant tortoise and a pygmy Stegodon ( Sondaar, 1987). This locality, known as Tangi Talo, contained a distinct fauna that is ...
Willem Renema, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIANT TORTOISE»

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Texas mammoth herd site is a new national monument
... the remains of 24 adult and juvenile Columbian mammoths, a saber-toothed cat, a giant tortoise, a Western camel and American alligator. «WDJT, Jul 15»
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Library announces free events for week
We'll start our program by learning of an unusual friendship between a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee ... «Indiana Gazette, Jul 15»
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FACT SHEET: President Obama Designates New National …
... American Alligator, and giant tortoise. Local government, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and local businesses and ... «Whitehouse.gov, Jul 15»
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Waco Mammoth National Monument
The site has already revealed other Ice Age fossils, including camel, saber-toothed cat, dwarf antelope, and giant tortoise. "Today is a special ... «National Parks Traveler, Jul 15»
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The world's 10 best islands
... a carbon-neutral, five-star resort with its own giant tortoise reserve, which lets you explore the islands at your own pace -- with the help of a ... «CNN, Jul 15»
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AROUND TOWN: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ball Fête with the …
Then they visited with an armadillo, Kale the porcupine, a giant tortoise, Wally Gator and a large Abyssinian ground hornbill. Never mind that it ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jul 15»
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Paradise in pictures: former Miss World Rosanna Davison tweets …
Who's more star-struck? Rosanna Davison and her giant tortoise friend seem equally enamoured with each other's company. The former Miss ... «Seychelles News Agency, Jul 15»
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Sailing holidays: readers' tips, advice and recommendations
We enjoyed ice cream at the parlour my mum frequented as a girl and saw a giant tortoise on Bahari beach. It was a trip that will always have a ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Camp Blackberry proves another successful lesson
... to Phil Colclough, Director of Animal Collections and Conservation (and a Maryville resident), got a personal visit with Al, the giant tortoise. «The Daily Times, Jul 15»
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Giant Tortoises In Galapagos Islands: Ecuador Releases 201 Large …
A Galapagos giant tortoise is pictured before its annual weighing at Riga Zoo July 1, 2008. The Galapagos Islands recently saw the addition of ... «International Business Times, Jun 15»

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