hawksbill turtle

/hawks"bil'/
a sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, the shell of which is the source of tortoise shell: an endangered species. Also called hawksbill, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle.
[1650-60; HAWK1 + 'S1 + BILL2]

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  • hawksbill (turtle) — or hawksbill [hôks′bil΄] n. a medium sized marine turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata, family Cheloniidae) having a hawklike beak and a horny shell from which tortoise shell is obtained * * * …   Universalium

  • hawksbill (turtle) — or hawksbill [hôks′bil΄] n. a medium sized marine turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata, family Cheloniidae) having a hawklike beak and a horny shell from which tortoise shell is obtained …   English World dictionary

  • Hawksbill turtle — ] This endangered status continued all the way through several reassessments in 1986,cite book | author = IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre | authorlink =IUCN | title =1986 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals | publisher =IUCN | year =1986 |… …   Wikipedia

  • hawksbill turtle — noun pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell • Syn: ↑hawksbill, ↑hawkbill, ↑tortoiseshell turtle, ↑Eretmochelys imbricata • Hypernyms: ↑sea turtle, ↑marine turtle …   Useful english dictionary

  • hawksbill turtle — noun A sea turtle species, Eretmochelys imbricata …   Wiktionary

  • hawksbill turtle — noun a small tropical sea turtle with hooked jaws and overlapping horny plates on the shell, hunted as the traditional source of tortoiseshell. [Eretmochelys imbricata.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • hawksbill turtle — hawks′bill tur′tle [[t]ˈhɔksˌbɪl[/t]] n. ram a sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, the shell of which is the source of tortoise shell. Also called hawks′bill …   From formal English to slang

  • hawksbill — hawks bill n. See {hawkbill}. Syn: hawksbill turtle, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle, {Eretmochelys imbricata}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turtle Boy — may refer to one of two things:* The Burnside Fountain, A statue of a young boy riding a Hawksbill turtle located in Worcester, Massachusetts.* A character from the DC Comics universe …   Wikipedia

  • hawksbill — hawkbill hawk bill , hawksbill hawks bill ( b[i^]l ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A sea turtle ({Eretmochelys imbricata}), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; called also {caret}. Syn: hawksbill turtle, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle, Eretmochelys …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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