Definition of Eretmochelys imbricata
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Eretmochelys Imbricata
Literary usage of Eretmochelys imbricata
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Popular Science Monthly (1904)
"... none of which is peculiar to Bermuda, are known to frequent the islands:—the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), the hawk bill (Eretmochelys imbricata), ..."
2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"A large carnivorous sea-turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), во named on account of the shape of its bill, which is a formidable weapon. ..."
3. Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2006)
"... is meant to provide a refuge for endangered manatees (Trichechus manatus), plus green turtles (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), ..."