hicatee

noun
hic·​a·​tee
variants: or hicotee \ ˈhikəˌtē , ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗ \ or hicotea \ ˌhikəˈtāə \
plural -s

Definition of hicatee

: a West Indian freshwater tortoise (Chrysemys palustris)

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History and Etymology for hicatee

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 25 Oct. 2020.

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