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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. green turtles;
[syn: Chelonia, genus Chelonia]

2. tortoises and turtles;
[syn: Chelonia, order Chelonia, Testudinata, order Testudinata, Testudines, order Testudines]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chelonia \Che*lo"ni*a\ (k[-e]*l[=o]"n[i^]*[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. chelw`nh a tortoise.] (Zool.) An order of reptiles, including the tortoises and turtles, peculiar in having a part of the vertebr[ae], ribs, and sternum united with the dermal plates so as to form a firm shell. The jaws are covered by a horny beak. See Reptilia; also, Illust. in Appendix. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Chelonia n 1: green turtles [syn: Chelonia, genus Chelonia] 2: tortoises and turtles [syn: Chelonia, order Chelonia, Testudinata, order Testudinata, Testudines, order Testudines]