Sea turtle
Sea turtle Sea" tur"tle (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several very large species of chelonians having the feet converted into paddles, as the green turtle, hawkbill, loggerhead, and leatherback. They inhabit all warm seas. (b) The sea pigeon, or guillemot. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea turtle — Sea turtles An olive ridley sea turtle Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • sea turtle — sea turtles N COUNT A sea turtle is a large reptile which has a thick shell covering its body and which lives in the sea most of the time. [AM] (in BRIT, use turtle) …   English dictionary

  • sea turtle — any of several large turtles of the families Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical seas, having the limbs modified into paddlelike flippers: all sea turtles are either threatened or endangered through most …   Universalium

  • sea turtle — noun any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas • Syn: ↑marine turtle • Hypernyms: ↑turtle • Hyponyms: ↑green turtle, ↑Chelonia mydas, ↑loggerhead …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea-turtle — noun A variant form of sea turtle …   Wiktionary

  • sea turtle — sea′ tur tle n. ram any of several large turtles of the families Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical seas, having the limbs modified into paddlelike flippers • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea turtle — noun Date: 1612 any of two families (Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae) of widely distributed marine turtles that have the feet modified into paddles and that include the green turtle, leatherback, hawksbill, loggerhead, and ridley …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea turtle — noun Any turtle that inhabits oceans …   Wiktionary

  • sea turtle — heavily armored crawling animal that lives in salty water …   English contemporary dictionary

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