painted turtle

noun

Definition of painted turtle

: a North American freshwater turtle (Chrysemys picta) having a greenish to black carapace with yellow, red, or olive bordered scutes and a yellow plastron

First Known Use of painted turtle

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Painted turtle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/painted%20turtle. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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