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green turtle

Syllabification: green tur·tle

Definition of green turtle in English:

noun

A sea turtle with an olive-brown shell, often living close to the coast and extensively hunted for food.
  • Chelonia mydas, family Cheloniidae
Example sentences
  • Beaches in sections of Florida's highly developed coastline are nesting ground for rare loggerhead, leatherback and green turtles.
  • Eight of the 10 beaches are used by hawksbill turtles and one by green turtles.
  • Unlike many other species of turtles, green turtles are unable to retract their head into their shell.

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