Definition of Emys
: a small genus of turtles (family Emydidae) including the common European pond tortoise (E. orbicularis) and a North American tortoise (E. blandingii)
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of emys
New Latin, from Greek emys freshwater tortoise
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Emys? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).