elodian definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a tribe of tortoises, including the terrapins, where mind and throat is withdrawn.
    • among a tribe of tortoises, including the terrapins, etc., when the head and throat may be withdrawn.
    • among the marsh-tortoises, a small grouping of chelonians corresponding towards the families Chelydidæ and Emydidæ.
    • some of a tribe of tortoises, such as the terrapins, when the head and throat could be withdrawn.
    • One of a tribe of tortoises, including the terrapins, etc., in which the mind and neck could be withdrawn.
    • one of many marsh-tortoises, several chelonians corresponding to the households Chelydidæ and Emydidæ.
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