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ridley

[rid-lee]
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noun, plural rid·leys.
  1. 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 cm) long, previously thought to be a hybrid of the loggerhead and green turtles: an endangered species.
  2. 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 1940–45; of undetermined orig.

Ridley

[rid-lee]
noun
  1. Nicholas,c1500–55, English bishop, reformer, and martyr.
  2. a town in SE Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
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  • It was here that the martyrs Cranmer, Latimer, and Ridley were burned.

  • Dr. Ridley was dismissed from the see of London, and Bonne introduced.

  • Young Ridley went straight to the corral where he had put up his horse.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • Ridley walked back with the Ranger toward the main street of the town.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • I'm worried about Mr. Ridley—for fear something has happened to him.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine


British Dictionary definitions for ridley

Ridley

noun
  1. 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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