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chĕlōnĭum , ii, n., = χελώνιον (lit.
I.a tortoise-shell; hence); in mechanics, the similarly formed shield, cramp, or stay in which the axis of the crane or windlass moved, Vitr. 10, 2; 10, 4; 10, 8; 10, 15; 10, 18; 10, 21.—
II. A plant, also called cyclaminos, App. Herb. 17.
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