Alabama terrapin

noun
variants: or Alabama turtle or less commonly Alabama slider

Definition of Alabama terrapin

: a freshwater tortoise (Pseudemys alabamensis) having a range extending from the Gulf coast of Florida to Louisiana

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First Known Use of Alabama terrapin

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Alabama terrapin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alabama%20terrapin. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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