wood tortoise

noun
variants: or wood terrapin or wood turtle

Definition of wood tortoise

: a common North American tortoise (Clemmys insculpta) the shell of which is marked with strong grooves and ridges like sculptured figures

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“Wood tortoise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20tortoise. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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