mud turtle


noun

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.

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Origin of mud turtle

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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mud turtle

noun

any of various small turtles of the genus Kinosternon and related genera that inhabit muddy rivers in North and Central America: family Kinosternidae
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