Meaning of terrapin


Pronunciation: (ter'u-pin), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several edible North American turtles of the family Emydidae, inhabiting fresh or brackish waters, esp. the diamondback terrapin: some are threatened or endangered.
  2. any of various similar turtles.
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