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Definition: Mud terrapin
, n. [Probably of American Indian origin.]
Any one of numerous species of tortoises living in fresh and
brackish waters. Many of them are valued for food. [Written
Note: The yellow-bellied terrapin (Pseudemys scabra
) of the
Southern United States, the red-bellied terrapin
or Chrysemys rubriventris
native of the tributaries Chesapeake Bay (called also
, and redfender
), and the
diamond-back or salt-marsh terrapin (Malaclemmys palustris
), are the most important American species.
The diamond-back terrapin is native of nearly the whole
of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
, the snapping turtle.
, any one of numerous species of American
tortoises of the genus Cinosternon
, the painted turtle. See under Painted
, a small fresh-water American terrapin
) having the carapace black with round
yellow spots; -- called also spotted turtle