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

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bog turtle was in 1956

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“Bog turtle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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