Synonyms for turtle
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TURTLE
Such, Delawares, is the belief of the children of the Turtle.
He gave them a turtle and said: “Put it in the water-barrel in the yard.”
He is a gopher, and different from the common kind of turtle.
Is there any reader of Young People who can tell me how to tame a turtle?
A turtle may bury its eggs in a sand bank and abandon them to their fate.
Hence it becomes necessary for the turtle to securely hide her eggs.
The turtle has reduced the number of eggs to perhaps a score.
Position the turtle and wire upon a piece of board for a temporary base.
The boatswain caught a turtle, from which we had some capital soup.
For the turtle hauled us at a terrific rate through the water.
reptile, c.1600, "marine tortoise," from French tortue "turtle, tortoise," of unknown origin. The English word is perhaps a sailors' mauling of the French one, influenced by the similar sounding turtle (n.2). Later extended to land tortoises; sea-turtle is attested from 1610s. Turtleneck "close-fitting collar" is recorded from 1895.