mud turtle

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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.

Nearby words

  1. mud puppy,
  2. mud room,
  3. mud slide,
  4. mud snake,
  5. mud stream,
  6. mud volcano,
  7. mud wasp,
  8. mud-flap,
  9. mud-wrestling,
  10. mudanjiang

Origin of mud turtle

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

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British Dictionary definitions for mud turtle

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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