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diamondback

[dahy-muh nd-bak, dahy-uh-] /ˈdaɪ məndˌbæk, ˈdaɪ ə-/
adjective
1.
bearing diamond-shaped marks, designs, or configurations on the back.
noun
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; diamond + back1
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Examples for diamondback
  • diamondback terrapin hatchling with typical shell markings.
  • The area is a native nursery for nesting shore birds and diamondback terrapin.
British Dictionary definitions for diamondback

diamondback

/ˈdaɪəməndˌbæk/
noun
1.
Also called diamondback terrapin, 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.
a large North American rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus, having cream-and-grey diamond-shaped markings
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