olive ridley

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of olive ridley

: a relatively small sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) that has a uniformly olive-colored carapace and is found along coasts and in the open sea of the tropical parts of the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans called also olive ridley turtle

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1980


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