Definitions for diamondback terrapin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dia′mondback ter′rapin(n.)

  1. any turtle of the genus Malaclemys, of eastern and southern U.S. tidewaters.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

Origin of diamondback terrapin:

1875–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys centrata(noun)

    of marshes along Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of United States

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  1. Diamondback terrapin

    The diamondback terrapin or simply terrapin, is a species of turtle native to the brackish coastal swamps of the eastern and southern United States. It belongs to the monotypic genus, Malaclemys. It has one of the largest ranges of all turtles in North America, stretching as far south as Florida Keys and as far north as Cape Cod.

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