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painted turtle

noun

Definition of painted turtle

  1. :  a North American freshwater turtle (Chrysemys picta) having a greenish to black carapace with yellow, red, or olive bordered scutes and a yellow plastron



1876

First Known Use of painted turtle

1876


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