caret

hawkbill \hawk"bill`\, hawksbill \hawks"bill`\(-b[i^]l`), n. (Zo["o]l.) A sea turtle ({Eretmochelys imbricata}), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also {caret}. Syn: hawksbill turtle, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata. [1913 Webster]