Meaning of diamondback terrapin

dia'mondback ter'rapin

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  1. any of several edible turtles of the genus Malaclemys, found in tidewaters of the eastern and southern U.S., having diamond-shaped markings on the back.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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