Definition of Gopher tortoise

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

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



Definition of Gopher tortoise

1. Noun. Any of the species of the taxonomic genus ''Gopherus'', which are burrowing tortoises of southern North America. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gopher Tortoise

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

Literary usage of Gopher tortoise

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1. Proceedings for the Eight Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference by M. Boya Edwards (2001)
"The Eastern indigo snake, the diamondback rattlesnake, the dusky gopher frog, and a group of some 80 or so species are dependent on or use gopher tortoise ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"Their food consists of succulent plants and fleshy fruits. There are only eight genera, but many species. The gopher tortoise ..."

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