hawksbill turtle

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hawksbill turtle

a sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, the shell of which is the source of tortoise shell: an endangered species.
Also called hawksbill, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle.

1650–60; hawk1 + 's1 + bill2

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hawksbill turtle or hawksbill (ˈhɔːksˌbɪl)
hawkbill, Also called: tortoiseshell turtle a small tropical turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, with a hooked beaklike mouth: a source of tortoiseshell: family Chelonidae
hawksbill or hawksbill

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The endangered hawksbill turtle is one of seven species of sea turtles found
  throughout the world.
The hawksbill turtle is a small to medium-sized turtle.
It is recommended that the hawksbill turtle remain listed as endangered.
The hawksbill turtle is listed as endangered throughout its range.
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