Definition of Tortoise plant

1. Noun. South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tortoise Plant

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tortipelvic
tortipelvis
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tortness
tortoise-shell
tortoise plant (current term)
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tortoise shells
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tortoni
tortonis
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Literary usage of Tortoise plant

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"... climber for its pleasing foliage, and for its curious rootstock; this is hemispherical or nearly globular, and sometimes 3 ft. in diam- tortoise plant ..."

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