noun Mal·a·clem·ys \-ˈklemə̇s\

Definition of Malaclemys

  1. :  a genus of moderate-sized North American edible terrapins (family Testudinidae) comprising the diamondback terrapins

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Origin and Etymology of malaclemys

New Latin, irregular from malac- + -clemys (from Greek klemmys tortoise)

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