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soft-shelled turtle


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

  • n. Any of various freshwater turtles of the family Trionychidae, having a flat carapace covered with leathery skin and a fleshy elongated snout.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variant form of soft-shell turtle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as Soft tortoise, under Soft.

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

  • n. voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skin; can inflict painful bites


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