chelys definition

  • noun:
    • The ancient Greek lyre: so named because first-made of tortoise-shell.
    • into the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a lute or viol.
    • A genus of tortoises, the kind of your family ChelydidÅ“, containing only one species, C. matamata or C. fimbriata, See matamata, and cut-under ChelydidÅ“.

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