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- n. Any of several large turtles of the genus Terrapene; the box turtles
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete variant of terrapin.
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- n. box turtles
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The helpful attendant at the center showed us unique hinged turtles (terrapene coahuila) that are native to the area.
The Eastern Box Turtle (terrapene carolina) which is the official state reptile.
_terrapene_ and _turpin_, on the contrary, originated in the New World, in the language of the American Redskin.