Kemp's ridley

noun

: a small gray sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) with a wide rounded shell that occurs especially in the Gulf of Mexico and along the U.S. Atlantic coast

called also Kemp's ridley turtle

Word History

Etymology

Richard M. Kemp flourished1873 American amateur naturalist

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kemp's ridley was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Kemp's ridley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kemp%27s%20ridley. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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