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hawksbill turtle

[hawks-bil] /ˈhɔksˌbɪl/
noun
1.
a sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, the shell of which is the source of tortoise shell: an endangered species.
Also called hawksbill, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; hawk1 + 's1 + bill2
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hawksbill turtle

/ˈhɔːksˌbɪl/
noun
1.
a small tropical turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, with a hooked beaklike mouth: a source of tortoiseshell: family Chelonidae Also called hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle
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