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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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