n. animal having diamond shaped markings on its back (diamondback snake, diamondback terrapin, diamondback moth)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Diamondback — may refer to: Diamondback Bicycles, a division of Raleigh Bicycle Company Crotalus atrox, the western diamondback rattlesnake Crotalus adamanteus, the eastern diamondback rattlesnake Diamondback water snake, a common species of water snake in… …   Wikipedia

  • Diamondback — ist die lokale Bezeichnung für Klapperschlangen in den USA, vor allem: Diamant Klapperschlange (eastern diamondback) Texas Klapperschlange (western diamondback, texas diamondback) In Anlehnung an die Schlangenbezeichnung wurde eine Achterbahn in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • diamondback — [dīm əndbak΄, dī ə məndbak΄] adj. having diamond shaped markings on the back n. ☆ 1. a large, poisonous rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) with diamond shaped markings on its back, native to the S U.S.: see RATTLESNAKE ☆ 2. an edible turtle… …   English World dictionary

  • diamondback — Rattlesnake Rat tle*snake (r[a^]t t l*sn[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera {Crotalus} and {Caudisona}, or {Sistrurus}; sometimes also called {rattler}. They have a series of horny …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diamondback — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Animaux Le Diamondback est un serpent venimeux. Bandes dessinées Diamondback est une héroïne appartenant à l univers de Marvel Comics. Objets La… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • diamondback — /duy meuhnd bak , duy euh /, adj. 1. bearing diamond shaped marks, designs, or configurations on the back. n. 2. See diamondback rattlesnake. 3. See diamondback terrapin. 4. See diamondback moth. [1810 20; DIAMOND + BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • diamondback — noun 1》 a large, common North American rattlesnake with diamond shaped markings. [Genus Crotalus: two species.] 2》 (also diamondback terrapin) see terrapin (in sense 1) …   English new terms dictionary

  • diamondback — dia•mond•back [[t]ˈdaɪ məndˌbæk, ˈdaɪ ə [/t]] adj. 1) cvb bearing diamond shaped marks on the back 2) ram either of two large venomous rattlesnakes of the genus Crotalus having diamond shaped markings on the back, C. adamanteus of the… …   From formal English to slang

  • diamondback — /ˈdaɪməndbæk/ (say duymuhndbak) noun a common venomous rattlesnake, Crotalus adamantus, of the southern United States. Also, diamondback rattlesnake …   Australian English dictionary

  • diamondback — adjective Date: 1887 having marks like diamonds or lozenges on the back …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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