green turtle
noun Date: 1657 a large usually herbivorous sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) of warm waters with a smooth greenish or olive-colored shell

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  • Green turtle — Green Green (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Greener} (gr[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr[ u]n, Dan. & Sw. gr[ o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • green turtle — Turtle Tur tle, n. [Probably the same word as the word preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle, Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • green turtle — n. a large, edible species (Chelonia mydas, family Cheloniidae) of marine turtle …   English World dictionary

  • Green turtle — Chelonia redirects here. It is also the name of the superorder uniting turtles, tortoises and terrapins (Testudines) with the proto turtle Australochelys.Taxobox name = Green Turtle| status = EN status system = iucn2.3 image caption = Chelonia… …   Wikipedia

  • green turtle — green′ tur′tle n. ram a sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, common in tropical and subtropical seas, the flesh of which is used for turtle soup …   From formal English to slang

  • green turtle — noun large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup • Syn: ↑Chelonia mydas • Hypernyms: ↑sea turtle, ↑marine turtle • Member Holonyms: ↑Chelonia, ↑genus Chelonia …   Useful english dictionary

  • green turtle — noun The green sea turtle …   Wiktionary

  • green turtle — /grin ˈtɜtl/ (say green tertl) noun a sea turtle, Chelonid mydas, of tropical waters, having flesh esteemed as food …   Australian English dictionary

  • green turtle — a sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, common in tropical and subtropical seas, the flesh of which is used for turtle soup: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina — (Green Turtle Cay,Багамcкие острова) Категория отеля: Адрес: Green Turtle C …   Каталог отелей

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