noun ter·ra·pin \ˈter-ə-pən\

: a kind of small turtle that lives in water

Full Definition of TERRAPIN

:  any of various aquatic turtles (family Emydidae); especially :  diamondback terrapin

Illustration of TERRAPIN

Origin of TERRAPIN

alteration of earlier torope, from Virginia Algonquian *to·rəpe·w
First Known Use: 1613
May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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