- a sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, common in tropical and subtropical seas, the flesh of which is used for turtle soup: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas.
Origin of green turtle
Examples from the Web for green turtle
Historical Examples of green turtle
They also saw some green-turtle in the sea and one alligator.A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland
As I recall, there were only two great passions in your uncle's life—Japanese art and green-turtle soup.Lady Larkspur
In the sea we saw some green-turtle, a pretty many sharks, and abundance of water-snakes of several sorts and sizes.A Voyage to New Holland
- a mainly tropical edible turtle, Chelonia mydas, with greenish flesh used to prepare turtle soup: family Chelonidae