green turtle

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green turtle

n.
A large sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) of tropical waters worldwide, having greenish flesh that is prized as food, especially in turtle soup.

green turtle

n
(Animals) a mainly tropical edible turtle, Chelonia mydas, with greenish flesh used to prepare turtle soup: family Chelonidae

green′ tur′tle


n.
a sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, common in tropical and subtropical seas, the flesh of which is used for turtle soup.
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Noun1.green turtle - large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soupgreen turtle - large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
Chelonia, genus Chelonia - green turtles
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