from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A marine turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coastal waters. Also called Kemp's ridley.
- n. A related species (Lepidochelys olivaceae) of the Pacific and Indian oceans.
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- n. Any of the marine turtles, of the genus Lepidochelys, found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)