red-bellied terrapin

noun
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-bellied%20terrapin. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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