A diamondback rattlesnake.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
having diamond-shaped markings on the back
- ☆ a large, poisonous rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) with diamond-shaped markings on its back, native to the S U.S.
- ☆ an edible turtle (Malaclemys terrapin) with diamond-shaped markings on its shell, found in coastal salt marshes from Cape Cod to Mexicoin full diamondback terrapin
- a small, brown-and-white cosmopolitan moth (Plutella xylostella) whose wings, when folded, form a diamond
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