leatherback turtle: Meaning and Definition of

leath'er•back tur'tle

Pronunciation: (le'ur-bak"), [key]
  1. a sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, having the shell embedded in a leathery skin, reaching a length of more than 7 ft. (2.1 m) and a weight of more than 1000 lb. (450 kg): the largest living sea turtle; an endangered species. Also called
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