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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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According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the green turtle is one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the different species.
The green turtle is the only "vegetarian" sea turtle, eating mostly seagrass and algae, which relates to its ecological importance.
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