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Definition of "diamond-back" [di•a•mond-back]

  • The salt-marsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast (Malacoclemmys palustris). (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "diamond-back" in a sentence
  • "Kate recoiled, as if someone had offered her a diamond-back rattlesnake."
  • "Due to the relatively high price of neem, these products are mainly used for the management of pests that have become resistant or are difficult to manage with conventional insecticides such as the diamond-back moth and leaf miners."
  • "Foliar applications with Neemros® water extracts at concentrations of 25 and 50 g/l, and Neemroc® at 1 - 3% have compared favourably with the Bacillus thuringiensis products Florbac and Dipel, for control of the diamond-back moth, and with Karate for control of aphids on kale and cabbage in greenhouse and field experiments (Ksters 1998, Okoth 1998)."