: having marks like diamonds or lozenges on the back
Examples of diamondback in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe slow-moving culprits were diamondback terrapins, a turtle species that spends most of its time in neighboring Jamaica Bay, Queens — that is, until mating season comes around.
Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 10 July 2017 Diamondback moths, which ravage the cabbages, kale, and cauliflower grown by poor urban farmers, are spreading in South Africa.
Craig Welch, National Geographic, 27 Apr. 2017
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