Definition of cooter in English:

cooter

noun

  • A North American river turtle with a dull brown shell and typically having yellow stripes on the head.

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    • ‘Near the bank a large basking turtle - possibly a Suwannee cooter - splashes from a snag, giving me only a glimpse of its carapace as it sinks into the tannin-stained flow.’

Origin

Early 19th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

cooter

/ˈkuːtə/