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loggerhead turtle

noun
1.
a sea turtle, Caretta caretta, having a large head: now greatly reduced in number.
Also called loggerhead.
Origin of loggerhead turtle
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60
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  • At the same time he stood very erect, so that a profile view gave him a general resemblance to a loggerhead turtle set on end.

  • Green and loggerhead turtle are taken, and form a lucrative traffic.

  • The loggerhead turtle is even larger than this, and sometimes weighs as much as fifteen hundred pounds.

  • One day while Pedro sat in the bow, they saw a 400-pound loggerhead turtle lying asleep on the water.

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock
  • As they neared the bay a loggerhead turtle rose near them and Dick wanted to hunt it.

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock
  • I had often read of this, and once I tried it, but caught only a loggerhead turtle of twenty pounds.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing James Alexander Henshall

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