Mud turtle
Mud Mud (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster]

{Mud bass} (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish ({Acantharchum pomotis} or {Acantharchus pomotis}) of the Eastern United States. It produces a deep grunting note.

{Mud bath}, an immersion of the body, or some part of it, in mud charged with medicinal agents, as a remedy for disease.

{Mud boat}, a large flatboat used in dredging.

{Mud cat}. See {mud cat} in the vocabulary.

{Mud crab} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several American marine crabs of the genus {Panopeus}.

{Mud dab} (Zo["o]l.), the winter flounder. See {Flounder}, and {Dab}.

{Mud dauber} (Zo["o]l.), a mud wasp; the {mud-dauber}.

{Mud devil} (Zo["o]l.), the fellbender.

{Mud drum} (Steam Boilers), a drum beneath a boiler, into which sediment and mud in the water can settle for removal.

{Mud eel} (Zo["o]l.), a long, slender, aquatic amphibian ({Siren lacertina}), found in the Southern United States. It has persistent external gills and only the anterior pair of legs. See {Siren}.

{Mud frog} (Zo["o]l.), a European frog ({Pelobates fuscus}).

{Mud hen}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American coot ({Fulica Americana}). (b) The clapper rail.

{Mud lark}, a person who cleans sewers, or delves in mud. [Slang]

{Mud minnow} (Zo["o]l.), any small American fresh-water fish of the genus {Umbra}, as {Umbra limi}. The genus is allied to the pickerels.

{Mud plug}, a plug for stopping the mudhole of a boiler.

{Mud puppy} (Zo["o]l.), the menobranchus.

{Mud scow}, a heavy scow, used in dredging; a mud boat. [U.S.]

{Mud turtle}, {Mud tortoise} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States.

{Mud wasp} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to {Pep[ae]us}, and allied genera, which construct groups of mud cells, attached, side by side, to stones or to the woodwork of buildings, etc. The female places an egg in each cell, together with spiders or other insects, paralyzed by a sting, to serve as food for the larva. Called also {mud dauber}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mud turtle — ☆ mud turtle n. any of a genus (Kinosternon) of musk turtles of North and Central America that live in muddy ponds, streams, etc …   English World dictionary

  • mud turtle — any of several small, freshwater turtles of the family Kinosternidae, of North and South America, as the dark brown Kinosternon subrubrum, of the U.S. [1775 85, Amer.] * * *  any of about 18 species of semiterrestrial freshwater turtles (turtle)… …   Universalium

  • mud turtle — Snapping Snap ping, a. & n. from {Snap}, v. [1913 Webster] {Snapping beetle}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Snap beetle}, under {Snap}. {Snapping turtle}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large and voracious aquatic turtle ({Chelydra serpentina}) common in the fresh waters of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mud turtle — Trionyx Tri*on yx, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? (see {Tri }) + ? a claw.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of fresh water or river turtles which have the shell imperfectly developed and covered with a soft leathery skin. They are noted for their agility and rapacity.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mud turtle — mud′ tur tle n. ram any of several small freshwater turtles of the family Kinosternidae, of North and South America, characterized by two transverse hinges on the lower shell • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • mud turtle — n. small freshwater turtle native to North and Central America that dwells in mud at the bottom of ponds and streams …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mud turtle — noun bottom dwelling freshwater turtle inhabiting muddy rivers of North America and Central America • Hypernyms: ↑turtle • Hyponyms: ↑musk turtle, ↑stinkpot • Member Holonyms: ↑Kinosternon, ↑genus Kinosternon …   Useful english dictionary

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  • mud turtle — /ˈmʌd tɜtl/ (say mud tertl) noun any of various freshwater turtles of North America, as Kinosternon subrubrum, or Chrysemys picta …   Australian English dictionary

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