AskDefine | Define hawksbill

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hawksbill n : pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell [syn: hawksbill turtle, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata]

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  1. The tropical marine turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, that is a source of tortoiseshell.
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