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1. Lower Southern US
a. Any of several edible, freshwater turtles of the genus Pseudemys.
b. Any of various other turtles or tortoises.
2. Vulgar Slang The female genitalia.

[Gullah, probably of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Bambara and Malinke kuta.]
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(Animals) Southern US a large freshwater turtle, Pseudemus concinna, found in southern USA and northern Mexico
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(ˈku tər)

any of several large freshwater turtles of the genus Chrysemys, of the S U.S., esp. C. floridana.
[1820–30, Amer.; said to be < Bambara, Malinke kuta turtle (with related forms in other Niger-Congo languages)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cooter - large river turtle of the southern United States and northern Mexico
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
genus Pseudemys, Pseudemys - sliders; red-bellied terrapin
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