Amazon terrapin

noun

Definition of Amazon terrapin

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

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Origin and Etymology of amazon terrapin

from Amazon river


First Known Use: 1914


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