red-bellied terrapin

variants: or red-bellied turtle

Definition of red-bellied terrapin

: a terrapin (Pseudemys rubriventris) of the tributaries of Chesapeake Bay having more or less red on the plastron and carapace and reaching a length of about 18 inches

called also redbelly, red fender

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“Red-bellied terrapin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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