silverback


silverback

silverback [sil-ver-bak] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. an older male gorilla, usually the leader of a troop, whose hairs along the back turn gray with age.

Origin of silverback silver + back1 Examples from the Web for silverback Contemporary Examples of silverback

  • A silverback is munching contently and endlessly on foliage.

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  • The silverback pushes past the teen, rolling him down a slanting hill.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for silverback silverback noun

    1. an older male gorilla with grey hair on its back

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