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diamondback

(ˈdaɪəməndˌbæk)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: diamondback terrapin or diamondback turtle any edible North American terrapin of the genus Malaclemys, esp M. terrapin, occurring in brackish and tidal waters and having diamond-shaped markings on the shell: family Emydidae
2. (Animals) a large North American rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus, having cream-and-grey diamond-shaped markings

dia•mond•back

(ˈdaɪ məndˌbæk, ˈdaɪ ə-)

adj.
1. bearing diamond-shaped marks on the back.
n.
2. either of two large venomous rattlesnakes of the genus Crotalus having diamond-shaped markings on the back, C. adamanteus of the southeastern U.S., and C. atrox of the western U.S. and Mexico.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diamondback - large deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markingsdiamondback - large deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markings
rattler, rattlesnake - pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
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