Definitions for soft-shell turtle
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any aquatic turtle of the family Trionychidae, inhabiting North America, Asia, and Africa, having the shell covered with flexible, leathery skin.
Category: Reptiles and Amphibians
Origin of soft-shell turtle:
Any turtle of the family Trionychidae, such turtles having a carapace that has no scutes and is leathery and pliable at the sides.
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