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[ rid-lee ]
/ ˈrɪd li /
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noun, plural rid·leys.
Also called Atlantic ridley, bastard ridley, bastard turtle. a gray sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii, of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America, about 24 inches (61 centimeters) long, previously thought to be a hybrid of the loggerhead and green turtles: an endangered species.
Also called olive ridley, Pacific ridley. an olive-colored sea turtle, L. olivacea, similar to L. kempii, inhabiting tropical waters of the Indian, Pacific, and South Atlantic oceans: threatened or endangered throughout its range.
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Origin of ridley

First recorded in 1895–1900; of undetermined origin

Other definitions for ridley (2 of 2)

Ridley
[ rid-lee ]
/ ˈrɪd li /

noun
Nicholas, c1500–55, English bishop, reformer, and martyr.
a town in SE Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
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British Dictionary definitions for ridley

Ridley
/ (ˈrɪdlɪ) /

noun
Nicholas . ?1500–55, English bishop, who helped to revise the liturgy under Edward VI. He was burnt at the stake for refusing to disavow his Protestant beliefs when Mary I assumed the throne
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