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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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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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For example, from 1995 to 1999 exports of softshell turtles (species of the genus Apalone) increased from 8,087 to 20,193; alligator snappers (Macroclemys) from 5,696 to 19,528; sliders (Trachemys) from 60,126 to 429,247; and cooters (Pseudemys) from 19,710 to 2,169,407.
"On the front line there are three holes located along the top of the bluff 200 feet high overlooking Cooters Pond and the Alabama River." In addition to various elevation changes, there is also a breathtaking naturalized area composed of a cypress swamp complete with cypress knots and beaver habitats.
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