turtleback

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Etymology[edit]

turtle +‎ back

Noun[edit]

turtleback (plural turtlebacks)

  1. Anything having the shape of a turtle's back (that is, its shell.)
  2. A library binding of a mass market paperback with a generic hardcover.
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  3. Any plant of the genus Psathyrotes of annual and perennial forbs and low subshrubs native to dry areas of southwestern North America.

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