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diamondback

  

      n  
1      (Also called)    diamondback terrapin, 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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