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diamondback terrapin

noun

Definition of DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN

:  any of several terrapins (genus Malaclemys) formerly widely distributed in salt marshes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts but now much restricted

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First Known Use of DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN

1887

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