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box turtle

noun

Definition of BOX TURTLE

:  any of several North American land turtles (genus Terrapene) capable of withdrawing into their shell and closing it by hinged joints in the lower half —called also box tortoise

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First Known Use of BOX TURTLE

circa 1804

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