Pond tortoise
Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. ``Through pond or pool.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Pond hen} (Zo["o]l.), the American coot. See {Coot} (a) .

{Pond lily} (Bot.), the water lily. See under {Water}, and Illust. under {Nymph[ae]a}.

{Pond snail} (Zo["o]l.), any gastropod living in fresh-water ponds or lakes. The most common kinds are air-breathing snails (Pulmonifera) belonging to Limn[ae]a, Physa, Planorbis, and allied genera. The operculated species are pectinibranchs, belonging to {Melantho}, {Valvata}, and various other genera.

{Pond spice} (Bot.), an American shrub ({Tetranthera geniculata}) of the Laurel family, with small oval leaves, and axillary clusters of little yellow flowers. The whole plant is spicy. It grows in ponds and swamps from Virginia to Florida.

{Pond tortoise}, {Pond turtle} (Zo["o]l.), any freshwater tortoise of the family {Emydid[ae]}. Numerous species are found in North America. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • european pond tortoise — noun or european pond turtle Usage: usually capitalized E : a small European freshwater turtle (Emys orbicularis) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pond — Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond hen — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond lily — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond snail — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond spice — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond turtle — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pond turtle — ▪ reptile  any of several freshwater turtles of the families Emydidae and Bataguridae. Two of the best known are emydids: the Pacific, or western, pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata) and the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis).       The Pacific… …   Universalium

  • Pond snail — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • European pond terrapin — Taxobox name = European Pond Terrapin status = LR/nt | status system = IUCN2.3 status ref= [IUCN2006|assessors=Tortoise Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group|year=1996|id=7717|title=Emys orbicularis|downloaded=11 May 2006] image width = 250px regnum …   Wikipedia

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