Definition of Tortoiseshell turtle
1. Noun. Pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell.
Generic synonyms: Marine Turtle, Sea Turtle
Group relationships: Eretmochelys, Genus Eretmochelys
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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)
"Bêche-de-mer, keema, agar, pearls, tortoiseshell, turtle eggs, sharks' fins, sponges, oysters. SWAMP PRODUCE. ..."