Origin of terrapin
Examples from the Web for terrapin
The menswear crowd—who are obsessed with all things heritage, camo, and the F word—fell fast in love with Terrapin.Terrapin Stationers, the Most Badass New Stationer|Lauren Sherman|July 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the shoal waters along the coast south of Cape Henlopen, terrapin are caught in various ways.Southern Stories|Various
He was not the little terrapin we have now, but the first Terrapin.
They responded so well that as early as when the terrapin was reached I was doing it with both.The High Heart|Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for terrapin
Word Origin for terrapin
Word Origin and History for terrapin
North American turtle, 1670s, earlier torope (1610s), from an Algonquian source (e.g. Abenaki turepe, Delaware tulpe "turtle"). Subsequently extended to allied species in South America, East Indies, China, North Africa.