musk turtle

noun

Definition of musk turtle

: any of various small American freshwater turtles (especially genus Sternotherus) that have musk glands especially : a small dark turtle (S. odoratus) capable of producing a foul odor

First Known Use of musk turtle

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Musk turtle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musk%20turtle. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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