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green turtle

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
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Examples for green turtle
  • The lodge is a green turtle refuge, and guests enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling among the property's protected coral reefs.
  • They were thought at first to be those of a green turtle.
  • It is an important nesting area for the threatened green turtle and endangered hawksbill sea turtle.
British Dictionary definitions for green turtle

green turtle

noun
1.
a mainly tropical edible turtle, Chelonia mydas, with greenish flesh used to prepare turtle soup: family Chelonidae
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