Definition of Diamondback terrapin
1. Noun. Of marshes along Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of United States.
Generic synonyms: Terrapin
Group relationships: Genus Malaclemys, Malaclemys
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Literary usage of Diamondback terrapin
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1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1868)
"Aspects of the reproductive biology of the northern diamondback terrapin Malaclemys terrapin ... Reproduction and development in the diamondback terrapin. ..."
2. Food and Flavor: A Gastronomic Guide to Health and Good Living by Henry Theophilus Finck (1913)
"In the days when canvasback ducks and diamondback terrapin were abundant Baltimore was the gourmet's headquarters. There were terrapin palaces in those days ..."
3. The Contemporary Short Story: A Practical Manual by Harry Torsey Baker (1916)
"... and three-for-fifteen herrings exchanged raciness with the quintessence of four-dollars-a-portion diamondback terrapin and attar of redheaded duckling. ..."
4. First Annual Report of the Secretary, 1903 by Dept. of Commerce and Labor, United States (1903)
"Experiments in diamondback-terrapin culture, which have been in progress for several years, have been continued and the results attained lead to the ..."