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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.
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green turtle

n
(Animals) a mainly tropical edible turtle, Chelonia mydas, with greenish flesh used to prepare turtle soup: family Chelonidae
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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"Green turtles are in fact named for the greenish colour of their cartilage and fat, not their shells," WWF said, adding that green turtles are classified as endangered, and are "threatened by overharvesting of their eggs, hunting of adults, being caught in fishing gear and loss of nesting beach sites."
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