from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of softshelled turtles, typical of the Trionychidæ: inexactly synonymous with Aspidonectes. It is so called from the three claws in which the webbed feet end. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A genus of fresh-water or river turtles which have the shell imperfectly developed and covered with a soft leathery skin. They are noted for their agility and rapacity. Called also
soft tortoise, soft-shell tortoise, and mud turtle.
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- noun type genus of the Trionychidae
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