green turtle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n green turtle large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • green turtle (Zoöl) a marine turtle of the genus Chelonia, having usually a smooth greenish or olive-colored shell. It is highly valued for the delicacy of its flesh, which is used especially for turtle soup. Two distinct species or varieties are known; one of which (Chelonia Midas) inhabits the warm part of the Atlantic Ocean, and sometimes weighs eight hundred pounds or more; the other (Chelonia virgata) inhabits the Pacific Ocean. Both species are similar in habits and feed principally on seaweed and other marine plants, especially the turtle grass.
    • Green turtle (Zoöl) an edible marine turtle. See Turtle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Green turtle a species of turtle which attains great size and is the source of real turtle-soup—its eggs also are much prized
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of tortoise, or of Sp. tortuga, or Port. tartaruga, a tortoise.

Usage

In literature:

Very fortunately for us, it was the time of the year when the green turtle deposits its eggs.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
He joined the yacht club just because the green turtle at that joint is the best in New York.
"Lady Larkspur" by Meredith Nicholson
Of course Timothy Turtle was glad that Johnnie Green was gone.
"The Tale of Timothy Turtle" by Arthur Scott Bailey
We afterwards killed a hawks-bill turtle and two small green turtles, the flesh of which was kept for the cabin table.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
And, above all, what connection was there between Cis and green turtle soup?
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Many other turtles were, however, afterwards caught, of a species called the green turtle.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
This was a live sucking pig, a pair of fat Muscovy ducks, and a huge green turtle.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
Here are plenty of green Turtle, whose flesh is as sweet as any in the West Indies: but they are very shy.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
The exposed belly of the Turtle was the pale green of spring leaves.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Go to the men for whom, in ocean's halls, The oyster breeds, and the green turtle sprawls.
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
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In poetry:

And deep within the forest
Are wedded turtles seen,
Their nuptial chambers seeking,
Their chambers close and green.
"The Serenade" by William Cullen Bryant
Am I tagging my rhymes to a legend?
That were changing green turtle to mock:
No, thank you! I've found out which wedge-end
Is meant for the head of a block.
"The Flying Dutchman" by James Russell Lowell
The favourite tree of beauty's queen,
Behold the myrtle's modest green,
The virgin of the grove!
Soft from the circlet of her star,
The tender turtles draw the car
Of Venus and of Love.
"Ode to Women" by John Logan
Or, with a smile, through watery deeps
She leads the oaring turtle's legs;
Or guides the crimson fish, that swims and sleeps,
From pad to pad, from which the young frog leaps;
And to its nest's green eggs
The bird that pleads and begs.
"Summer Noontide" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Honu's day off: green turtle on the beach.
Greene Turtle to Hold Girls' Lax Tryouts.
Last night, the ABC reality shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette held an open casting call at The Greene Turtle in Locust Point.
Greene Turtle favors low-tech loyalty program.
Congratulations to " lulu ," they've won the 'Green' Photo Contest with the submission of this great photo titled "OLP Snapping Turtle".
Food drive planed at The Greene Turtle.
Greene Turtle staff to collect Tips for Tots.
The lean green fighting machines known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting ready for a big screen reboot .
The pair of green sea turtle s, named Simpson and Pod, were brought to the sea turtle hospital on Jekyll Island several months ago during the summer.
Found on the road to Kahakuloa: one dead green sea turtle , speared in the head.
Maui's sea turtles-both hawksbills and greens-will be the topic of discussion at the upcoming Maui Sea Turtle Symposium, to be hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation on Thursday, Sept 20.
De-Listing the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.
Viewing posts tagged green sea turtle.
Holden III, an endangered green sea turtle, suffered a deep head wound.
A decision from researchers in Hawai`i could potentially change the protected status of green sea turtles around the world.
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