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diamondback (plural diamondbacks)
- 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.
- The saltmarsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast (Malacoclemmys palustris).
- (Crotalus adamanteus): eastern diamondback rattlesnake, common rattlesnake, Florida diamond-back, Florida rattlesnake, southeastern diamond-backed rattler, southern woodland rattler, water rattle, water rattlesnake
- (Crotalus atrox): western diamondback rattlesnake, adobe snake, Arizona diamond rattlesnake, coon tail, desert diamond-back, desert diamond rattlesnake, fierce rattlesnake, spitting rattlesnake, Texan rattlesnake, Texas diamond-back
rattlesnake with diamond pattern on its back