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painted turtle

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A North American freshwater turtle (Chrysemys picta) of the family Emydidae, having a pattern of red and yellow stripes on the skin and on the edges of the shell.

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  • noun freshwater turtles having bright yellow and red markings; common in the eastern United States

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  • The only North American turtle whose native range extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

    January 8, 2013

  • Makes sense. Cf. Turtle Island.

    January 8, 2013