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diamondback terrapin

noun

Definition of diamondback terrapin

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



Illustration of diamondback terrapin

1887

First Known Use of diamondback terrapin

1887


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