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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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Stinkpot (Sternotherus odoratus), Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera), and the Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans).
Living almost half my time now in Hermosillo, Mexico, that lovely stinkpot of a city.
Sexual and seasonal variation in foraging patterns in the stinkpot, Stemotherus odoratus, in southwestern Missouri.
Seasonal testicular cycle of the stinkpot turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) in Central Alabama.
serpentina, Texas river cooter (Pseudemys texana), red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), and stinkpot (Sternotherus odoratus).
"We have two Stinkpot terrapins called Sheldon and Tina Turtle that are very nosy, they like to stick their heads out of the water and watch you.
The Kinosternid Stinkpot Turtle showed a weak substrate color effect.
Love you forever.) Your little stinkpot Louise xxx (My best friend, my dad, there aren't enough words to describe how much you'll be missed.
Also known as the stinkpot because of the musky odour they secrete when disturbed, musk turtles are a threatened species.
Some Deformities masquerade as Beauties, as in the case of The Beauties of the Edinburgh Review, alias the Stinkpot of Literature (1807), but such examples are the exceptions that prove the rule: these selections imitate the mechanics of fault-finding criticism by virtue of their cannibalization of the works of others yet do not substantially engage in the process.
Population ecology of the stinkpot turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) in Georgian Bay, Ontario.
Mr Marshall was a front-seat passenger in a car coming up a steep slope known locally as Stinkpot Hill - returning home from an event at Cardiff's Marriott Hotel with his girlfriend Erica, her father, retired firefighterDerek Swanson, and her stepmother Denise.