Meaning of diamondback rattlesnake

dia'mondback rat'tlesnake

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  1. either of two large, highly venomous rattlesnakes of the genus Crotalus, having diamond-shaped markings on the back. Cf. eastern diamondback rattlesnake, western diamondback rattlesnake.
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