British pronunciation/tˈɛɹɐpˌɪn/
American pronunciation/tˈɛɹɐpˌɪn/



any aquatic turtle with square shapes on its shell that is found in Eastern US and is edible

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terrapin definition and meaning

What is a "terrapin"?

A terrapin is a small to medium-sized turtle species that typically inhabits freshwater or brackish environments. It has a flattened shell, webbed feet, and a streamlined body, allowing it to navigate through water with ease. Terrapins are known for their ability to adapt to both land and water, often basking on logs or rocks and diving into the water when threatened. They feed on a variety of prey, including small aquatic animals and plants. With their unique characteristics and behaviors, terrapins play an important role in maintaining the ecological balance of their habitats.

1If a single crab is laying almost 100,000 eggs, that is providing a food source for shorebirds, for gulls, for fish, for terrapins and then all up the food chain for that.
2In fact, sea turtles can expel excess saltwater out of their mouths and nostrils, and if the diamondback terrapin is disturbed while drinking, it will shoot the water from its throat to lighten the load and make a faster getaway.
3And on February 12th, 2005, J.J. Redick finally returned to College Park, Maryland for a rematch with the Terrapin student section.
4Sam is a tough-looking terrapin with her new hardware.
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