painted turtle


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painted turtle

n.
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.

paint′ed tur′tle


n.
a freshwater turtle, Chrysemys picta, common in the U.S., having bright yellow markings on the head and neck and red markings on the margin of the carapace.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.painted turtle - freshwater turtles having bright yellow and red markingspainted turtle - freshwater turtles having bright yellow and red markings; common in the eastern United States
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
Chrysemys, genus Chrysemys - painted turtles
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