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turtle

tur·tle

turtle

 
pronunciation:
tuhr tl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
phrases:
turn turtle
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of numerous aquatic or terrestrial reptiles that have a soft body enclosed in a hard shell, into which head, legs, and tail may be retracted.
 
phrase: turn turtle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: turtled, turtles, turtling
definition: to hunt for or catch turtles.
derivation: turtler (n.)
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  invertebrate, ocean, pet, reptile, water