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Kemp's ridley

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noun \ˈkemps-\

Definition of Kemp's ridley

  1. :  a small gray sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) with a wide rounded shell that occurs especially in the Gulf of Mexico and along the United States Atlantic coast —called also Kemp's ridley turtle



Origin and Etymology of kemp's ridley

Richard M. Kemp fl1873 American amateur naturalist


First Known Use: 1979


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