Etymology
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terrapin (n.)

North American turtle, 1670s, earlier torope (1610s), from an Algonquian source (such as Abenaki turepe, Munsee (Delaware) tolpew "turtle"). Subsequently extended to allied species in South America, East Indies, China, North Africa.

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Definitions of terrapin

terrapin (n.)
any of various edible North American web-footed turtles living in fresh or brackish water;
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