painted turtle


a freshwater turtle, Chrysemys picta, common in the U.S., having bright yellow markings on the head and neck and red markings on the margin of the carapace.

Nearby words

  1. painted horse,
  2. painted lady,
  3. painted snipe,
  4. painted tongue,
  5. painted trillium,
  6. painted woman,
  7. painter,
  8. painter's colic,
  9. painterly,
  10. painting

Origin of painted turtle

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019