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A slender sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) of tropical and subtropical waters worldwide, having a hawklike beak and heavily harvested in the past for its carapace, the source of tortoiseshell. Also called tortoiseshell.
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Noun1.hawksbill - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beakhawksbill - 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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The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the Environmental Protection, Natural Reserves & Wildlife Department, has announced an awareness and celebratory initiative coinciding with the Hawksbill turtle nesting season.