Definition of painted turtle in English:

painted turtle


  • A small American freshwater turtle with a smooth patterned shell.

    Chrysemys picta, family Emydidae

    • ‘We have been studying a population of painted turtles on the Mississippi River for the last 16 years.’
    • ‘As part of a comprehensive study of the effects of landscape change on the demography of painted turtles, we examined terrestrial habitat use by female painted turtles during the nesting season.’
    • ‘In freshwater turtles also, multiple paternity has been found in every species examined, including wood turtles, snapping turtles, giant Amazon sideneck turtles, and painted turtles.’
    • ‘We collected five clutches of painted turtle eggs during June 2004.’
    • ‘The marsh supports American toads, midland painted turtles, Blanding's turtles, snapping turtles, and Lake Erie water snakes.’