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hawksbill turtle

(ˈhɔːksˌbɪl) or


(Animals) a small tropical turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, with a hooked beaklike mouth: a source of tortoiseshell: family Chelonidae. Also called: hawkbill or tortoiseshell turtle
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hawks′bill tur′tle

a sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, the shell of which is the source of tortoise shell. Also called hawks′bill`.
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Noun1.hawksbill turtle - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beakhawksbill turtle - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
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