[ leth -er-bak ]
/ ˈlɛð ərˌbæk /
a sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, having the shell embedded in a leathery skin, reaching a length of more than 7 feet (2.1 meter) and a weight of more than 1000 pounds (450 kg): the largest living sea turtle; an endangered species.
Also called leath·er·back.
Words nearby leatherback turtle
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