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sea turtle

n.
Any of various large marine turtles of the families Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae, including the green turtle, loggerhead turtle, Kemp's ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, and leatherback, having flippers adapted for swimming and living chiefly in tropical and subtropical oceans.
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sea′ tur`tle


n.
any of several large turtles of the families Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical seas, having the limbs modified into paddlelike flippers.
[1670–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flipperssea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
Chelonia mydas, green turtle - large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup
Caretta caretta, loggerhead turtle, loggerhead - very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas
ridley - a marine turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata, hawkbill, hawksbill, hawksbill turtle, tortoiseshell turtle - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell
Dermochelys coriacea, leatherback, leatherback turtle, leathery turtle - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle
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