gopher turtle

gopher tortoise

noun
any North American burrowing tortoise of the genus Gopherus, especially G. polyphemus, of the southeastern U.S.: several species are now reduced in number.
Also called gopher turtle, gopher.


Origin:
1785–95; see gopher1

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gopher tortoise

noun
burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America 
gopher turtle

noun
burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America [syn: gopher tortoise
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