Definition of Tortoiseshell turtle

1. Noun. Pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tortoiseshell Turtle

tortipelvis
tortive
tortness
tortoise-shell
tortoise plant
tortoise shell
tortoise shells
tortoiselike
tortoises
tortoiseshell-cat
tortoiseshell cat
tortoiseshell cats
tortoiseshell turtle (current term)
tortoiseshells
tortoni
tortonis
tortrices
tortricid
tortricid moth
tortricids
tortrix
tortrixes
torts
tortulous
tortuosities
tortuosity
tortuous

Literary usage of Tortoiseshell turtle

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1. The Negro in the New World by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1910)
"... the working of phosphates, the capture of Green turtle and Hawk's-bill (tortoiseshell) turtle on the rocks and in the shoal water to the north-east of ..."

2. Modern Mexico by Robert Joseph MacHugh (1914)
"Several varieties of turtle frequent the coasts and lagoons for breeding purposes, where the capture of the green and the tortoiseshell turtle forms the ..."

3. The Official Catalogue of the Exhibits: With Introductory Notices of the ... (1888)
"BĂȘche-de-mer, keema, agar, pearls, tortoiseshell, turtle eggs, sharks' fins, sponges, oysters. SWAMP PRODUCE. ..."

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