Adjective "Leatherback" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Leatherback


    Definition:

    1. 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.

    Origin:
    leatherback turtle

    Examples:

    "turtles can be leatherback."