box turtle

box turtle

box turtle Word Origin noun

  1. any of several chiefly terrestrial turtles of the genus Terrapene, of North America, having a hinged plastron that can be tightly shut to enclose and protect the body.

Origin of box turtle An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805 Also called box tortoise.

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