victoriousvocabulary: CHELONIAN [adjective] 1….

victoriousvocabulary:

CHELONIAN

[adjective]

1. of, relating to, or belonging to the order Chelonia, which includes the turtles and tortoises.

2. pertaining to turtles and tortoises.

[noun]

3. SF: monsters in the TV show, Dr Who.

Etymology: from modern Latin Chelonia, from Greek khelōnē, “tortoise”.

[Sylvia Ritter – Robots at a Vernissage in a Turtle Skeleton]