hicatee

noun

hic·​a·​tee
variants or hicotee
ˈhikəˌtē,
ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗
or hicotea
ˌhikəˈtāə
plural -s
: a West Indian freshwater tortoise (Chrysemys palustris)

Word History

Etymology

Spanish hicotea, jicotea, probably from Taino icotea, icota

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“Hicatee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hicatee. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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