from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several small North and Central American freshwater turtles of the family Kinosternidae and especially the genus Sternotherus, which emit a strong-smelling secretion from musk glands when disturbed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as musktortoise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor


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