Definition of Galapago
1. a tortoise [n -S] - See also: tortoise
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Literary usage of Galapago
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"Tortoises and Turtles: The galapago Islands—The Elephantine Tortoise—Rate of Traveling— Marsh Tortoises—Manufacture of Tortoise Oil—Turtles on the ..."
2. Contributions Toward a History of Arabico-Gothic Culture by Leo Wiener (1921)
"But "galapago," which is the Syrio-Arabic term ... has entered the Spanish as galapago "tortoise, cleft. ... Indeed, Alcala records "tortuga galapago ..."
3. Best Dives of the Western Hemisphere by Joyce Huber (1999)
"Scuba Club galapago (formerly the galapago Inn) is both casual and elegant, with thatch-roofed huts lining the beach, a pool with three mosaic sea turtles, ..."
4. A Naturalist's Voyage: Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and by Charles Darwin (1889)
"Of terrestrial mammals, there is only one which must be considered as indigenous—namely, a mouse (Mnn galapago- ..."
5. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"... the galapagos Islands (which have received their name from these creatures, galapago being one of the Spanish terms for ..."