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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.

1At any rate, I will not eat turtle, terrapins, lobsters, eels and frogs.
2Sam is a tough-looking terrapin with her new hardware.
3But Europeans have their invaders, too, like the red-eared slider or Terrapin.
4And on February 12th, 2005, J.J. Redick finally returned to College Park, Maryland for a rematch with the Terrapin student section.
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