Definition of side-necked turtle in English:

side-necked turtle

Syllabification: side-necked tur·tle


A freshwater turtle with a relatively long head and neck that is retracted sideways into the shell for defense.
More example sentences
  • The carapace of this appealing side-necked turtle is a medium to charcoal gray color with no design.
  • This turtle is a side-necked turtle, as are all turtle species of New Guinea and Australia.
  • The 70 or so species of side-necked turtles bend their necks sideways and tuck their heads in under the front edge of the upper shell.

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