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A very large sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) of tropical and subtropical waters worldwide, having a tough, leathery carapace with seven longitudinal ridges.
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(Animals) a large turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, of warm and tropical seas, having a ridged leathery carapace: family Dermochelidae. Also called (in Britain): leathery turtle
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|Noun||1.||leatherback - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle|
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
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