diamondback rattlesnake

noun

Definition of diamondback rattlesnake

: either of two large and deadly rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus of the southeastern U.S. and C. atrox of the south central and southwestern U.S. and Mexico)

called also diamondback, diamondback rattler

Examples of diamondback rattlesnake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To investigate their question, the research team designed a series of experiments in which an object—including a humanlike torso and large black disk—would approach a western diamondback rattlesnake. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Aug. 2021 The Western diamondback rattlesnake is a master of nonverbal communication. New York Times, 19 Aug. 2021 The promenade resembles the skin of a diamondback rattlesnake from above. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2021 Choctaw farmers traditionally venerated the diamondback rattlesnake as a protector of crops. Tara Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Oct. 2020 Each of the five flag designs incorporate a segmented star comprised of diamonds, a reference to the eastern diamondback rattlesnake which is revered in Native American cultures. Alissa Zhu, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2020 Choose from dark or medium brown belting leather, or get extra wild with crocodile print, ostrich print or genuine Western diamondback rattlesnake inlay. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, 4 Aug. 2020 The fangs of an eastern diamondback rattlesnake, America’s largest species, are nearly an inch long. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, 23 July 2014 Your Instagram photo of the day Stand your ground: A western diamondback rattlesnake is poised to strike in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. National Geographic, 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of diamondback rattlesnake

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diamondback rattlesnake was in 1894

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diamondback rattlesnake

noun
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Medical Definition of diamondback rattlesnake

: either of two large and deadly rattlesnakes of the genus Crotalus (C. adamanteus of the southeastern United States and C. atrox of the south central and southwestern United States and Mexico)

called also diamondback, diamondback rattler

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