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

  • n. Lower Southern U.S. An edible freshwater turtle of the genus Chrysemys.
  • n. Lower Southern U.S. Any of various turtles or tortoises. See Regional Note at goober.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A freshwater tortoise (Pseudemus concinna) of Florida.
  • n. The box tortoise.
  • n. A redneck.
  • n. vagina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fresh-water tortoise (Pseudemus concinna) of Florida.
  • n. The box tortoise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common box-turtle, Cistudo Carolina, of the United States: so called in the Southern States.
  • n. A turtle of the family Clemmyidœ, Pseudemys concinna, also known as the Florida cooter.

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

  • n. large river turtle of the southern United States and northern Mexico

Etymologies

Gullah, of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Mandingo kuta.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare cooch. (Wiktionary)

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