leatherback definition

  • noun:
    • The largest residing sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), within exotic seas and achieving a hardcore, leathery carapace with seven longitudinal ridges.
    • a big sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, with a leathery right back.
    • a big sea turtle (Sphargis coriacea), having no bony layer on its back. Extremely common in the hot and temperate elements of the Atlantic, and often weighs in at over a lot of pounds; -- called in addition leather turtle, leathery turtle, leather-backed tortoise, etc.
    • 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.
    • The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida: so called from the red straight back regarding the male, which will be of this color of tanned sole-leather.
    • wide-ranging marine turtle with versatile leathery carapace; biggest residing turtle

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