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sea turtle

noun

Simple Definition of sea turtle

  • : a type of large turtle that lives in the sea

Full Definition of sea turtle

  1. :  any of two families (Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae) of widely distributed marine turtles that have the feet modified into paddles and that include the green turtle, leatherback, hawksbill, loggerhead, and ridley

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