loggerhead turtle

noun
a sea turtle, Caretta caretta, having a large head: now greatly reduced in number.
Also called loggerhead.


Origin:
1650–60

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Example sentences
Excursions are available to take you crabbing or to a loggerhead turtle sanctuary.
Loggerhead turtle nests lag, green and leatherbacks are up.
Loggerhead turtle hatchlings feed on small animals living in the sea.
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