noun, plural tes·tu·di·nes [te-stood-n-eez, -styood-] /tɛˈstud nˌiz, -ˈstyud-/.
Origin of testudo
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Historical Examples of testudo
An English lute with a double neck (Testudo theorbata) made about 1650.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)
The word for lyre in Greek (χέλυς) and in Latin (testudo) means also a tortoise.Astronomical Myths
John F. Blake
The testudo Mydas, or sea-turtle, frequent the bays of Antigua.
The sow was a military engine, resembling the Roman testudo.
It was a gigantic tortoise—a specimen of Testudo elephantopus—a huge cumbersome brute.The Blue Germ