Chiefly South any of various large freshwater terrapins (esp. Pseudemys concinna) of the S U.S. and N Mexico
Origin of cooterorigin, originally uncertain ; possibly ultimately from an African language
- Lower Southern US a. Any of several edible, freshwater turtles of the genus Pseudemys.b. Any of various other turtles or tortoises.
- Vulgar Slang The female genitalia.
Origin of cooterGullah probably of Niger-Congo origin BambaraMalinke kuta
- (colloquial) vagina.