Pelusios

noun

Pe·​lu·​si·​os
pəˈlüsēˌäs
: a genus of African and Malagasy freshwater turtles of the family Pelomedusidae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Greek pēlos clay, mud

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“Pelusios.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pelusios. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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