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Noun: testudo (testudines)  tes't(y)oo-dow
  1. A movable protective covering that provided protection from above; used by Roman troops when approaching the walls of a besieged fortification
Noun: Testudo
  1. Type genus of the Testudinidae
    - genus Testudo

Derived forms: testudines

Type of: protection, protective cover, protective covering, reptile genus

Part of: family Testudinidae, Testudinidae

Encyclopedia: Testudo