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1. A small musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) of eastern North America, having a domed carapace and inhabiting ponds and small streams.
2. Slang One who is despised.
3. Slang A motorboat.
4. An earthenware jar containing combustibles emitting a suffocating smoke, formerly used in naval warfare.


1. slang a person or thing that stinks
2. slang a person considered to be unpleasant
3. (Animals) another name for musk turtle
4. (Military) military Also called: stink ball (formerly) a container filled with material that gives off noxious or suffocating vapours



1. a jar of combustibles that generate offensive and suffocating vapors, formerly used in warfare.
2. Informal. a mean person; stinker.
3. a common musk turtle, Sternotherus odoratus, of the eastern and southern U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stinkpot - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptiblestinkpot - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2.stinkpot - small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odorstinkpot - small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor
mud turtle - bottom-dwelling freshwater turtle inhabiting muddy rivers of North America and Central America
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Seasonal testicular cycle of the stinkpot turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) in Central Alabama.
The Kinosternid Stinkpot Turtle showed a weak substrate color effect.
Population ecology and feeding activity of the stinkpot turtle, Sternotherus odoratus Latreille (Kinosternidae), at Reelfoot Lake, Lake County, Tennessee.
Population ecology of the stinkpot turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) in Georgian Bay, Ontario.