bog turtle


Definition of bog turtle

: a small, uncommon, semiaquatic, freshwater turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii synonym Clemmys muhlenbergii) that has a yellow to red patch on each side of the head and typically reaches a length of three to four inches (7.6 to 10 centimeters)

called also Muhlenberg's turtle

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Bog turtle.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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