from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The largest living sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), found in tropical waters and having a tough, leathery carapace with seven longitudinal ridges.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, with a leathery back.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large sea turtle (Sphargis coriacea), having no bony shell on its back. It is common in the warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, and sometimes weighs over a thousand pounds; -- called also leather turtle, leathery turtle, leather-backed tortoise, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A turtle of the family Dermochelydidæ, the Dermochelys coriaceus, or softshelled turtle, also known as leather-turtle, lyreturtle, trunk-turtle, and by other names. See Sphargis.
- n. The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida: so called from the red back of the male, which is of the color of tanned sole-leather.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle
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