hawkbill
hawkbill hawk"bill`, hawksbill hawks"bill`(-b[i^]l`), n. (Zo["o]l.) A sea turtle ({Eretmochelys imbricata}), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also {caret}.

Syn: hawksbill turtle, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata. [1913 Webster]


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  • hawkbill — /hawk bil /, n. See hawksbill turtle. [1775 85; HAWK1 + BILL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • hawkbill — /ˈhɔkbɪl/ (say hawkbil) noun → hawk s bill …   Australian English dictionary

  • hawkbill — noun pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell • Syn: ↑hawksbill turtle, ↑hawksbill, ↑tortoiseshell turtle, ↑Eretmochelys imbricata • Hypernyms: ↑sea turtle, ↑marine turtle …   Useful english dictionary

  • hawkbill turtle — noun see hawkbill I …   Useful english dictionary

  • hawkbill turtle —    Ea …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • USS Hawkbill (SS-366) — USS Hawkbill (SS 366), a Balao class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the hawksbill, a large sea turtle (the s was inadvertently dropped at commissioning.). Hawkbill (SS 366) was launched by Manitowoc… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Hawkbill (SSN-666) — USS Hawkbill (SSN 666), a Sturgeon class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the hawksbill, a large sea turtle. (The name perpetuated the inadvertent misspelling in the naming of USS Hawkbill (SS 366).)The… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Hawkbill — Two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Hawkbill , named in honor of the hawksbill, a large sea turtle (the s was inadvertently dropped at the commissioning of SS 366).*USS|Hawkbill|SS 366, was a Balao class submarine,… …   Wikipedia

  • caret — hawkbill hawk bill , hawksbill hawks bill ( b[i^]l ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A sea turtle ({Eretmochelys imbricata}), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; called also {caret}. Syn: hawksbill turtle, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle, Eretmochelys …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eretmochelys imbricata — hawkbill hawk bill , hawksbill hawks bill ( b[i^]l ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A sea turtle ({Eretmochelys imbricata}), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; called also {caret}. Syn: hawksbill turtle, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle, Eretmochelys …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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