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giant tortoise

any of several large tortoises of the genus Geochelone, of the Galápagos Islands and islands near Madagascar: some are endangered.
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1910-15 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for giant tortoise

giant tortoise

any of various very large tortoises of the genus Testudo, of the Galápagos, Seychelles, and certain other islands, weighing up to 225 kilograms (495 lbs.)
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