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 for Trionyx
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trionyx \Tri*on"yx\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? (see Tri-) + ? a
     claw.] (Zool.)
     A genus of fresh-water or river turtles which have the shell
     imperfectly developed and covered with a soft leathery skin.
     They are noted for their agility and rapacity. Called also
     soft tortoise, soft-shell tortoise, and mud turtle.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The common American species ({Trionyx ferox syn.
           Aspidonectus ferox) becomes over a foot in length and
           is very voracious. Similar species are found in Asia
           and Africa.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the Trionychidae [syn: Trionyx, genus

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