Amazon terrapin


Definition of Amazon terrapin

: a large tropical American river terrapin (Podocnemis expansa) whose eggs are a valuable source of oil

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First Known Use of Amazon terrapin

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amazon terrapin

from Amazon river

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“Amazon terrapin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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