Definition of green turtle in English:

green turtle

Syllabification: green tur·tle


  • A sea turtle with an olive-brown shell, often living close to the coast and extensively hunted for food.
    • Chelonia mydas, family Cheloniidae
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    • 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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