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Meaning of chicken turtle

chick'en tur"tle

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an edible, freshwater turtle, Deirochelys reticularia, of the southeastern U.S., characterized by a long neck and by the network of fine, yellow lines marking the dark carapace.
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