Terrapin

Definition of Terrapin

Ter´ra`pin
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of tortoises living in fresh and brackish waters. Many of them are valued for food.
Alligator terrapin
the snapping turtle.
Mud terrapin
any one of numerous species of American tortoises of the genus Cinosternon.
Painted terrapin
the painted turtle. See under Painted.
Speckled terrapin
a small fresh-water American terrapin (Chelopus guttatus) having the carapace black with round yellow spots; - called also spotted turtle.

Related Words

diamondback terrapin, Emydidae, family Emydidae, Malaclemys centrata, turtle
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