hawksbill
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hawksbill — hawks bill n. See {hawkbill}. Syn: hawksbill turtle, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle, {Eretmochelys imbricata}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hawksbill — n. (in full hawksbill turtle) a small turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, yielding tortoiseshell …   Useful english dictionary

  • hawksbill — noun Date: 1712 a small brown or brown and yellow sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) of tropical waters that has a narrow pointed beak and a carapace of overlapping plates compare tortoiseshell 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hawksbill — hawks·bill (hôksʹbĭl ) n. A tropical sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) valued as a source of tortoiseshell. Also called tortoiseshell. * * * …   Universalium

  • hawksbill — noun The tropical marine turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, that is a source of tortoiseshell …   Wiktionary

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  • hawksbill (turtle) — or hawksbill [hôks′bil΄] n. a medium sized marine turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata, family Cheloniidae) having a hawklike beak and a horny shell from which tortoise shell is obtained * * * …   Universalium

  • hawksbill (turtle) — or hawksbill [hôks′bil΄] n. a medium sized marine turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata, family Cheloniidae) having a hawklike beak and a horny shell from which tortoise shell is obtained …   English World dictionary

  • hawksbill (turtle) — or hawksbill [hôks′bil΄] n. a medium sized marine turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata, family Cheloniidae) having a hawklike beak and a horny shell from which tortoise shell is obtained …   English World dictionary

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