leather-backed tortoise
Leatherback Leath"er*back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A large sea turtle ({Sphargis coriacea}), having no bony shell on its back. It is common in the warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, and sometimes weighs over a thousand pounds; -- called also {leather turtle}, {leathery turtle}, {leather-backed tortoise}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Leatherback — Leath er*back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A large sea turtle ({Sphargis coriacea}), having no bony shell on its back. It is common in the warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, and sometimes weighs over a thousand pounds; called also {leather turtle},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leathery turtle — Leatherback Leath er*back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A large sea turtle ({Sphargis coriacea}), having no bony shell on its back. It is common in the warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, and sometimes weighs over a thousand pounds; called also {leather… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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