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tor'toise bee"tle




any of several turtle-shaped leaf beetles, as Chelymorpha cassidea (argus tortoise beetle or milkweed tortoise beetle), which resembles the ladybird beetle and feeds primarily on bindweed and milkweed.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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