Tuesday, March 27, 2012
chelonian adjective [ki-LOH-nee-uhn] Belonging or pertaining to the order Chelonia, comprising the turtles.
Definitions for chelonian
- Belonging or pertaining to the order Chelonia, comprising the turtles.
- 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.
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.
Origin of chelonian
Chelonian comes from the Greek word for turtle, chelṓn.