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[Originally a local word used by English-speaking fishermen of the Gulf of Mexico, of unknown origin.]
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(Biography) Nicholas. ?1500–55, English bishop, who helped to revise the liturgy under Edward VI. He was burnt at the stake for refusing to disavow his Protestant beliefs when Mary I assumed the throne
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n., pl. -leys.
1. a gray sea turtle, Lepidochelyskempi, of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America.
2. an olive-colored sea turtle, L. olivacea, of the Indian, Pacific, and S Atlantic oceans.
[1940–45; of undetermined orig.]
Nicholas, c1500–55, English bishop, reformer, and martyr.
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|Noun||1.||ridley - a marine turtle|
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
Atlantic ridley, Lepidochelys kempii - grey sea turtle of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
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