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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small turtles of the genus Kinosternon, having hinged lobes on the ventral part of the shell and found in slow-moving fresh waters throughout the Western Hemisphere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of numerous species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given in the United States to various turtles which live in the mud or muddy water, as species of Trionychidæ and Emydidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bottom-dwelling freshwater turtle inhabiting muddy rivers of North America and Central America

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