chicken turtle

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After the chicken-like flavor of its meat.


chicken turtle (plural chicken turtles)

  1. Deirochelys reticularia, an uncommon freshwater turtle found in the southeast of the United States, similar in appearance to the eastern painted turtle (Chrysemys picta picta, but with an unusually long, striped neck, a yellow stripe on each of its legs and a net-like pattern on its carapace.

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