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 U.S. Atlantic coast —called also Kemp's ridley turtle
Origin and Etymology of kemp's ridley
Richard M. Kemp flourished1873 American amateur naturalist
First Known Use: 1979See Words from the same year
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