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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Definitions for chelonian

  1. Belonging or pertaining to the order Chelonia, comprising the turtles.
  2. A turtle.

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Citations for chelonian
At the truly chelonian pace of somewhat under two miles per hour, the passengers and crew onboard would cover the twenty-seven hundred miles in just over two months. Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and Her Passengers
The study door crashed back and a seventy-year-old politician stood there, top hat firmly on his head, collar awry around his scrawny, chelonian neck. M. J. Trow, Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring
Origin of chelonian
1820-1830
Chelonian comes from the Greek word for turtle, chelṓn.
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