green turtle


Definition of green turtle

: a large usually herbivorous sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) of warm waters with a smooth greenish or olive-colored shell

Examples of green turtle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That day, Bakari ran around the public fountain’s sculptures — a light blue whale and a yellow-and-green turtle — as a faux palm tree sprinkled water over his head. Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021 Indian River County, just south of Brevard, has documented 365 loggerhead nests, seven leatherback nests and also has yet to see its first green turtle nest. Patrick Connolly,, 19 May 2021 Since 1993, green turtle nests have increased by 162%, and loggerhead turtle nests are up 46%. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 May 2021 This coral atoll, one of the world’s largest, is home to the only wild population of the Aldabra giant tortoise, and is a crucial nesting site for the vulnerable green turtle. Anne Pinto-rodrigues, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Jan. 2021 On a Texas beach, a dead green turtle was found with a disposable cup stuck to a flipper, preventing it from swimming properly. Tristan Baurick,, 19 Nov. 2020 The team received tracking data for five other decoys, three of which had been hidden in olive ridley nests and two of which had been concealed in green turtle nests. Lucy Hicks, Science | AAAS, 5 Oct. 2020 For years, researchers in Australia have struggled to accurately count thousands of green sea turtles that come to Raine Island, the largest green turtle rookery in the world. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 June 2020 The green turtle starts is life cycle as an egg on the beach. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of green turtle

1657, in the meaning defined above

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“Green turtle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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