softshell

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soft·shell

noun \ˈsf(t)-ˌshel\

Definition of SOFTSHELL

:  any of a family (Trionychidae) of freshwater carnivorous turtles that have sharp claws and mandibles and a flat round shell covered with soft leathery skin instead of with horny plates —called also soft-shelled turtle

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First Known Use of SOFTSHELL

1771

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