gopher turtle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gopher turtle burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America
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Usage

In literature:

The Crackers call the gopher a salamander, and they also call the land turtle a gopher.
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
Dear St. Nicholas: I saw in your June number, in the "Letter-Box," an account of a turtle; so I thought I would tell you about "Gopher Jimmy.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
He's called the "gopher" turtle.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
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In news:

The schedule includes close-up encounters with live fish, crabs , turtles and a gopher snake, nature walks, and nature-themed crafts for the kids.
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