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noun as in reptile

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Based on the genetic analyses, the researchers confirmed that the tuatara is more closely related to snakes and lizards than to crocodilians, birds or turtles.

The reptiles have long been of scientific interest because of their unclear evolutionary relationship with other reptiles, as they share traits with lizards and turtles as well as birds.

The earliest dinosaur eggs were more like leathery turtle eggs than hard bird’s eggs.

Explore coral reef restoration, shipwrecks, sea turtles and more.

These ecosystems are wildly diverse — home to everything from crabs to sea turtles.

This Israel-Hamas war feels different, neither turtle nor scorpion even pretending anymore about seeking peace.

A non-Sioux nation in the state, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, also said no.

The commercial then shifts to a split screen of a cartoon turtle and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In the meantime, Stovall has learned some political lessons in light of his turtle soup success.

He was filming other television spots in January and his campaign manager and the producer wanted to do the turtle soup spot.

To these we gave boiled rice, and with it turtle and manatee boiled.

She careened so badly that the girls shrieked and Malcolm himself thought she would turn turtle.

For our use, besides bread-fruit and fish, there was a turtle weighing perhaps more than twenty pounds.

I shall give 'em real turtle from Birch's, and as for fizz, they shall swim in it if they like.

Thomas Simpson, companion of Mr. Dean in the discovery of the north-west passage, died by his own hand at Turtle river, aged 32.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to turtle, such as: tortoise, chelonian, cooter, leatherback, loggerhead, and slowpoke.

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