An edible freshwater turtle of the genus Chrysemys.
(chiefly south) Any of various large freshwater terrapins (esp. Pseudemys concinna) of the S U.S. and N Mexico.
Any of various turtles or tortoises.
The box turtle.
Other Word Forms
Origin of cooter
- Gullah probably of Niger-Congo origin Bambara Malinke kuta
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Compare cooch.