green turtle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Green \Green\ (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. Greener (gr[=e]n"[~e]r);
   superl. Greenest.] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D.
   groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr["u]n, Dan. & Sw.
   gr["o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See
   Grow.]
   1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing;
      resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is
      between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
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   2. Having a sickly color; wan.
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            To look so green and pale.            --Shak.
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   3. Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
      as, a green manhood; a green wound.
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            As valid against such an old and beneficent
            government as against . . . the greenest usurpation.
                                                  --Burke.
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   4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green
      fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
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   5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]
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            We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L.
                                                  Watts.
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   6. Immature in age, judgment, or experience; inexperienced;
      young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or
      judgment.
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            I might be angry with the officious zeal which
            supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my
            gray hairs.                           --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as,
      green wood, timber, etc. --Shak.
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   8. (Politics) Concerned especially with protection of the
      enviroment; -- of political parties and political
      philosophies; as, the European green parties.
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   Green brier (Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub ({Emilaz
      rotundifolia}) having a yellowish green stem and thick
      leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the
      United States; -- called also cat brier.

   Green con (Zool.), the pollock.

   Green crab (Zool.), an edible, shore crab ({Carcinus
      menas}) of Europe and America; -- in New England locally
      named joe-rocker.

   Green crop, a crop used for food while in a growing or
      unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root
      crop, etc.

   Green diallage. (Min.)
      (a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene.
      (b) Smaragdite.

   Green dragon (Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant
      (Aris[ae]ma Dracontium), resembling the Indian turnip;
      -- called also dragon root.

   Green earth (Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in
      cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used
      as a pigment by artists; -- called also mountain green.
      

   Green ebony.
      (a) A south American tree (Jacaranda ovalifolia), having
          a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid
          work, and in dyeing.
      (b) The West Indian green ebony. See Ebony.

   Green fire (Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a
      green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium
      chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate),
      to which the color of the flame is due.

   Green fly (Zool.), any green species of plant lice or
      aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.

   Green gage, (Bot.) See Greengage, in the Vocabulary.

   Green gland (Zool.), one of a pair of large green glands in
      Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have their
      outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae].

   Green hand, a novice. [Colloq.]

   Green heart (Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in
      the West Indies and in South America, used for
      shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and
      Guiana is the Nectandra Rodi[oe]i, that of Martinique is
      the Colubrina ferruginosa.

   Green iron ore (Min.) dufrenite.

   Green laver (Bot.), an edible seaweed (Ulva latissima);
      -- called also green sloke.

   Green lead ore (Min.), pyromorphite.

   Green linnet (Zool.), the greenfinch.

   Green looper (Zool.), the cankerworm.

   Green marble (Min.), serpentine.

   Green mineral, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment.
      See Greengill.

   Green monkey (Zool.) a West African long-tailed monkey
      (Cercopithecus callitrichus), very commonly tamed, and
      trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West
      Indies early in the last century, and has become very
      abundant there.

   Green salt of Magnus (Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline
      salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides
      of platinum.

   Green sand (Founding) molding sand used for a mold while
      slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.

   Green sea (Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a
      vessel's deck.

   Green sickness (Med.), chlorosis.

   Green snake (Zool.), one of two harmless American snakes
      (Cyclophis vernalis, and C. [ae]stivus). They are
      bright green in color.

   Green turtle (Zool.), an edible marine turtle. See
      Turtle.

   Green vitriol.
      (a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline
          substance, very extensively used in the preparation of
          inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
      (b) (Min.) Same as copperas, melanterite and {sulphate
          of iron}.

   Green ware, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not
      yet baked.

   Green woodpecker (Zool.), a common European woodpecker
      (Picus viridis); -- called also yaffle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Turtle \Tur"tle\, n. [Probably the same word as the word
   preceding, and substituted (probably by sailors) for the
   Spanish or Portuguese name; cf. Sp. tortuga tortoise, turtle,
   Pg. tartaruga, also F. tortue, and E. tortoise.]
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   1. (Zool.) Any one of the numerous species of Testudinata,
      especially a sea turtle, or chelonian.
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   Note: In the United States the land and fresh-water tortoises
         are also called turtles.
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   2. (Printing) The curved plate in which the form is held in a
      type-revolving cylinder press.
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   Alligator turtle, Box turtle, etc. See under Alligator,
      Box, etc.

   green turtle (Zool.), a marine turtle of the genus
      Chelonia, having usually a smooth greenish or
      olive-colored shell. It is highly valued for the delicacy
      of its flesh, which is used especially for turtle soup.
      Two distinct species or varieties are known; one of which
      (Chelonia Midas) inhabits the warm part of the Atlantic
      Ocean, and sometimes weighs eight hundred pounds or more;
      the other (Chelonia virgata) inhabits the Pacific Ocean.
      Both species are similar in habits and feed principally on
      seaweed and other marine plants, especially the turtle
      grass.

   Turtle cowrie (Zool.), a large, handsome cowrie ({Cypraea
      testudinaria}); the turtle-shell; so called because of its
      fancied resemblance to a tortoise in color and form.

   Turtle grass (Bot.), a marine plant ({Thalassia
      testudinum}) with grasslike leaves, common about the West
      Indies.

   Turtle shell, tortoise shell. See under Tortoise.
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