Dictionary Results for tortoiseshell

1. tortoiseshell - noun

· the mottled horny substance of the shell of some turtles

Hypernym(s): horn

2. tortoiseshell - noun

· brilliantly colored; larvae feed on nettles

Synonym(s): tortoiseshell_butterfly

Hypernym(s): nymphalid, nymphalid_butterfly, brush-footed_butterfly, four-footed_butterfly

3. tortoiseshell - noun

· a cat having black and cream-colored and yellowish markings

Synonym(s): tortoiseshell-cat, calico_cat

Hypernym(s): domestic_cat, house_cat, Felis_domesticus, Felis_catus

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