Blanding's turtle

noun Blan·ding's turtle \ˈblandiŋz-\

Definition of Blanding's turtle

  1. :  a freshwater turtle (Emys blandingii) of the northeastern U.S. and Canada having a black or dark olive shell with small yellow spots

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Origin and Etymology of blanding's turtle

after William Blanding, 19th century American herpetologist


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