noun Ca·ret·ta \kəˈretə\

Definition of Caretta

  1. :  a genus of marine turtles (family Chelonidae) comprising all the loggerhead turtles or in some classifications solely the common loggerhead (C. caretta)

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Origin and Etymology of caretta

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from French caret “loggerhead turtle,” borrowed from Spanish carey “hawksbill turtle,” perhaps of Arawakan origin

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