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Terrapin, a general term for the tortoises of the family Chelydidae, used for food in America. They are found in fresh and brackish water, and feed on fish, reptiles aud amphibians. The most highly valued is the Diamond-back Terrapin (Macroclemmys palustris) found in the sait-marshes along the eastern coast. [TORTOISE.]