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Kemp's ridley

noun \ˈkemps-\

Definition of KEMP'S RIDLEY

:  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
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Origin of KEMP'S RIDLEY

Richard M. Kemp fl1873 American amateur naturalist
First Known Use: 1979

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