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mud turtle

noun
1.
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
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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  • The yellow mud turtle prefers a sandy habitat and spends as much time on land as in the water.
British Dictionary definitions for mud turtle

mud turtle

noun
1.
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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