follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

testudinate

[te-stood-n-it, -eyt, -styood-] /tɛˈstud n ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -ˈstyud-/
adjective
1.
formed like the carapace of a tortoise; arched; vaulted.
2.
noun
3.
a turtle.
4.
any member of the order Testudines, comprising turtles, tortoises, and terrapins.
Origin of testudinate
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin testūdinātus. See testudinal, -ate1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for testudinate
Historical Examples
  • The testudinate is employed where the span is not great, and where large rooms are provided in upper stories.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for testudinate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for testudinate

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for testudinate