Definition of Gopher turtle

1. Noun. Burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America.

Exact synonyms: Gopher, Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus Polypemus
Generic synonyms: Tortoise
Group relationships: Genus Gopherus, Gopherus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gopher Turtle

goosies
goosiest
goosing
goosish
goost
goosts
goosy
gopak
gopaks
gopher ball
gopher hole
gopher snake
gopher tortoise
gopher turtle (current term)
gopher wood
gophered
gophering
gopherlike
gophers
gopherspace
gopherwood
gopik
gopping
gopura
gopuram
gopurams
gopuras
gor

Literary usage of Gopher turtle

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1. Behavior: An Introduction to Comparative Psychology by John Broadus Watson (1914)
"A dead gopher-turtle was found inside the burrow. It was impossible to view the turtle except when in a position to look down the oblique burrow, ..."

2. A Text-book in General Zoölogy by Glenn Washington Herrick (1907)
"gopher turtle. —The gopher turtle is strictly terrestrial, its toes are bound up within the clublike foot, and the limbs are fitted for walking. ..."

3. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"... the 'gopher turtle' of the South, the giant Testudo of the Galapagos Islands, and the fossil ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"... is subterranean in its habits, living in the burrows of the gopher turtle. It probably feeds on the insects living in the burrows, for these holes ..."

5. Half Hours with Fishes, Reptiles, and Birds by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"The common gopher turtle is found far out on the Florida reef, four or five specimens living on Garden Key. A similar form is found on the arid Californian ..."

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