mud-turtle

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.

Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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mud turtle
 
n
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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