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Definition of "diamondback" [diamondback]

  • A common name used of two species of rattlesnake having a diamond pattern on its back, i.e. Crotalus adamanteus found in the southeastern United States and Crotalus atrox found in southwestern United States and northwestern and central Mexico. (noun)
  • The saltmarsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast (Malacoclemmys palustris). (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "diamondback" in a sentence
  • "But it also houses turtles called diamondback terrapins ("
  • "The would much rather do the Dew while skateboarding off a ramp over a pit of diamondback snakes."
  • "Next up, the 6-year-old alligator, then the ten-foot-long anaconda (who recently swallowed her first pig), followed by an agitated western diamondback rattler."