1. terrapin

noun. any of various edible North American web-footed turtles living in fresh or brackish water.


  • family Emydidae
  • Emydidae
  • turtle
  • diamondback terrapin

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Sentences with terrapin

1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes people use the term terrapin to mean either turtle or tortoise, but the terrapin is actually a turtle that lives in brackish water instead of fresh water or the ocean.

2. Adjective
These commercial foods should be given to the terrapin daily but not replace his diet completely.