Painted turtle
Painted Paint"ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster]

As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting. [1913 Webster]

{Painted beauty} (Zo["o]l.), a handsome American butterfly ({Vanessa Huntera}), having a variety of bright colors,

{Painted cup} (Bot.), any plant of an American genus of herbs ({Castilleia}) in which the bracts are usually bright-colored and more showy than the flowers. {Castilleia coccinea} has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and is common in meadows.

{Painted finch}. See {Nonpareil}.

{Painted lady} (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored butterfly. See {Thistle butterfly}.

{Painted turtle} (Zo["o]l.), a common American freshwater tortoise ({Chrysemys picta}), having bright red and yellow markings beneath. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • painted turtle — n. a freshwater turtle, Chrysemys picta, common in the U.S., having bright yellow markings on the head and neck and red markings on the margin of the carapace. [1875 80] * * * Species (Chrysemys picta, family Emydidae) of brightly marked North… …   Universalium

  • painted turtle — noun freshwater turtles having bright yellow and red markings; common in the eastern United States • Syn: ↑painted terrapin, ↑painted tortoise, ↑Chrysemys picta • Hypernyms: ↑turtle • Member Holonyms: ↑Chrysemys, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • painted turtle — noun Date: 1876 a North American turtle (Chrysemys picta) having a greenish to black carapace with yellow, red, or olive bordered scutes and a yellow plastron …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • painted turtle — paint′ed tur′tle n. ram a freshwater turtle, Chrysemys picta, common in the U.S., having bright yellow markings on the head and neck and red markings on the margin of the carapace • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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  • The Painted Turtle — is a camp located near Lake Elizabeth in Lake Hughes, California. The camp is for children who are terminally or chronically ill.HistoryThe Painted Turtle was founded in 1999 by Paul Newman and Page Hannah Adler.cite web| url=… …   Wikipedia

  • Painted — Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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