leatherback

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noun leath·er·back \ ˈle-t͟hər-ˌbak \

Definition of leatherback

:the largest existing sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) distinguished by its flexible carapace composed of a mosaic of small bones embedded in a thick leathery skin

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circa 1855


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