Definition of Diamondback

1. Noun. Large deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markings.

Definition of Diamondback

1. n. The salt-marsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast (Malacoclemmys palustris).

Definition of Diamondback

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The saltmarsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast (''Malacoclemmys palustris''). ¹

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Definition of Diamondback

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diamondback

diamond junction
diamond lane
diamond lanes
diamond number
diamond paste
diamond plate
diamond point
diamond ring
diamond saw
diamond skin
diamond skin disease
diamond twill
diamond twills
diamond wedding
diamond wedding anniversary
diamondback (current term)
diamondback rattlesnake
diamondback terrapin

Literary usage of Diamondback

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1. The Future of Arid Grasslands: Identifying Issues, Seeking Solutions edited by Barbara Tellman (1999)
"Despite its absence from the valley floor, the diamondback was abundant in all ... Despite the burgeoning abundance of the diamondback in recent decades ..."

2. 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. ..."

3. Food and Flavor: A Gastronomic Guide to Health and Good Living by Henry Theophilus Finck (1913)
"It is not quite so abundant as the river turtle, but would find ready sale at fancy prices in view of the diminishing supply of the diamondback. ..."

4. Therapeutic Gazette (1912)
"The diamondback is the largest North American poisonous snake, and grows to a length of eight feet. A specimen in my collection has the following characters ..."

5. The Boycott in American Trade Unions by Leo Wolman (1916)
"There are also laws for the preservation of diamondback terrapins, restricting the catching, regarding the size, the season, and so on, and prohibiting the ..."

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