Definition of torup in English:

torup

Pronunciation /ˈtɔːrəp/

noun

US
  • Any of various North American snapping turtles; especially the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Alexander Whitaker (1585–1617), clergyman and colonist in America. Originally from (i) Virginia Algonquian *tōrəp sea turtle (attested in plural as towcuppewk, apparently a transmission error for *towruppewk), cognate with Munsee Delaware tóolpeew, Eastern Abenaki tòləpe, both denoting kinds of turtle.