leatherback

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leatherback wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Leatherback (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n leatherback 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 leatherback The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida: so called from the red back of the male, which is of the color of tanned sole-leather.
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Usage

In literature:

THE DREGS IN LEATHERBACKS' TEA-CUP.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
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In news:

An enormous leatherback sea turtle surfaces for a breathe of air.
Giant 655-pound leatherback turtle rescued and released (+video).
A huge 7-foot-long leatherback sea turtle was treated for dehydration and released off Cape Cod.
This 655-pound leatherback sea turtle is being treated at New England Aquarium's Marine Animal Care Center in Quincy.
Leatherback turtle comes ashore.
Seeks to boost protection for leatherback sea turtles.
Rare leatherback turtle appears on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Collier County.
Leatherback Turtle Named California's State Marine Reptile.
The state's first Leatherback Conservation Day will be Oct 15, 2013.
The carcass of an adult leatherback turtle was found on the beach just east of Beach Lane in Wainscott on Friday.
An average of 500 nests are dug here each year by loggerheads, greens and leatherbacks, says Andrea Povinelli, the preserve 's community relations manager.
Leatherback Sea Turtle s Video.
It was a spectacular sight at Florida's Vanderbilt Beach as a rare leatherback turtle made its way into Gulf waters and onto the beach shore.
N.J TANGKEPAYUNG A leatherback sea turtle leaves its nesting beach in Indonesia wearing the same kind of transmitter that helped scientists track a turtle to Oregon.
In the waters off the coast of California, leatherback sea turtle s are one step closer to becoming one of the official state symbols.
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