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ter·ra·pin

 (tĕr′ə-pĭn)
n.
2. Chiefly British A turtle that lives in fresh or brackish water.

[Alteration of torope, from Virginia Algonquian.]
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terrapin

(ˈtɛrəpɪn)
n
(Animals) any of various web-footed chelonian reptiles that live on land and in fresh water and feed on small aquatic animals: family Emydidae. Also called: water tortoise
[C17: of Algonquian origin; compare Delaware torope turtle]
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ter•ra•pin

(ˈtɛr ə pɪn)

n.
any of several edible North American turtles of the family Emydidae, inhabiting fresh or brackish waters, esp. the diamondback terrapin.
[1665–75, Amer.; earlier torope < Eastern Algonquian *to·rəpe·w variety of turtle]
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turtle, tortoise, terrapin - Turtle is applied to those living in water and tortoise to those that live on land, while terrapins live in fresh water; turtle and tortoise may come from the Latin root tort, with reference to the animals' twisted feet.
See also related terms for tortoise.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terrapin - any of various edible North American web-footed turtles living in fresh or brackish waterterrapin - any of various edible North American web-footed turtles living in fresh or brackish water
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
Emydidae, family Emydidae - box and water turtles
diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys centrata - of marshes along Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of United States
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terrapin

[ˈterəpɪn] Ntortuga f de agua dulce
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terrapin

[ˈtɛrəpɪn] ntortue f d'eau douce
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terrapin

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"If you want to make an animal imagined by you appear natural--let us say a dragon--then take for its head that of a hound, with the eyes of a cat, the ears of a porcupine, the nose of a greyhound, the brow of a lion, the temples of an old cock, the neck of a water tortoise."
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