A North American river turtle with a dull brown shell and typically having yellow stripes on the head.
- Genus Pseudemys, family Emydidae: several species, in particular P. concinna, some races of which are known as sliders
More example sentences
- 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.
early 19th century: of unknown origin.
Definition of cooter in:
- The US English dictionary