galápago

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Etymology[edit]

From Iberian *calappacu (compare Catalan calàpat ‘toad’).[1]

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galápago m (plural galápagos)

  1. Name given to several species of turtle.
  2. (Ecuador) giant tortoise

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  1. ^ Joan Corominas, Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico, vol. 2 (Madrid: Editorial Gredos, 1996), 620-623.