Definition of Tortoiseshells

1. Noun. (plural of tortoiseshell) ¹



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Definition of Tortoiseshells

1. tortoiseshell [n] - See also: tortoiseshell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tortoiseshells

tortive
tortness
tortoise-shell
tortoise plant
tortoise shell
tortoise shells
tortoiselike
tortoises
tortoiseshell-cat
tortoiseshell cat
tortoiseshell cats
tortoiseshell turtle
tortoiseshells (current term)
tortoni
tortonis
tortrices
tortricid
tortricid moth
tortricids
tortrix
tortrixes
torts
tortulous
tortuosities
tortuosity
tortuous
tortuous aorta

Literary usage of Tortoiseshells

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1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1906)
"been paired with a tortoiseshell £, orange and black kittens have been produced in addition to tortoiseshells. The question then at once arises, ..."

2. Rabbits, Cats and Cavies: Descriptive Sketches of All Recognised Exhibition by Charles Henry Lane (1903)
"In Long Hairs, after the main colours — Black, White, Blue and Smoke — there are the Tabbies, Chinchillas, Creams and tortoiseshells ; any others than those ..."

3. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"The caterpillars are spinous, as are those of the two tortoiseshells. A figure of the beautiful, although dark-colored, Swinhoe's tortoiseshell (. ..."

4. The Last Voyage by Barker (Mary Anne), Thomas Brassey Brassey (1889)
"There being no chance of a start at present, Mr. Pemberton^ kindly went off to try to get back a cheque which Tom had given for the tortoiseshells and ..."

5. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1895)
"At one of the principal post-offices one of the employees showed me about a dozen largo tortoiseshells the other day that he had bred from the chrysalis, ..."

6. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell & Co, Cassell (London) (1896)
"Fawns and sooty fawns will breed well together, or with almost anything, and also breed excellently with a black buck, sometimes producing tortoiseshells. ..."

7. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"Of the butterflies I recognised nearly all as being closely allied to the English kinds, such as heaths, sulphurs, tortoiseshells, whites and blues. ..."

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