- any of several small, freshwater turtles of the family Kinosternidae, of North and South America, as the dark-brown Kinosternon subrubrum, of the U.S.
Origin of mud turtle
Examples from the Web for mud turtle
Historical Examples of mud turtle
Every man shrunk up and disappeared in his clothes like a mud-turtle.The Innocents Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Bobby crouched, drawing his head between his shoulders like a mud-turtle.The Adventures of Bobby Orde
Stewart Edward White
I have a mud-turtle that I like about as well as Toby did Mr. Stubbs.
Even the splash of a mud-turtle waddling into the dam was audible.A Veldt Official
The government army is right outside, as your people could have seen, if they'd had the wit of a mud-turtle.Plain Mary Smith
Henry Wallace Phillips
- any of various small turtles of the genus Kinosternon and related genera that inhabit muddy rivers in North and Central America: family Kinosternidae