Hawksbill definition

hôksbĭl
A slender sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) of tropical and subtropical waters worldwide, having a hawklike beak and heavily harvested in the past for its carapace, the source of tortoiseshell.
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The tropical marine turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, that is a source of tortoiseshell.
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Noun

Singular:
hawksbill
Plural:
hawksbills