Kemp's ridley

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noun \ˈkemps-\

Definition of Kemp's ridley

  1. :  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: 1979


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