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rid•ley



Pronunciation: (rid'lē), [key]
n.,
pl. -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 in. (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.

Rid•ley



Pronunciation: (rid'lē), [key]
n.
1. Nicholas, c1500–55, English bishop, reformer, and martyr.
2. a town in SE Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. 33,771.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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