Definition of Silverback

1. Noun. An adult male gorilla with grey hairs across the back.

Group relationships: Genus Gorilla
Generic synonyms: Gorilla, Gorilla Gorilla



Definition of Silverback

1. n. The knot.

Definition of Silverback

1. Noun. (zoology) A mature male of the several species of gorilla, so named from the silver streaking on its back. ¹

2. Noun. (informal by extension) A dominant older human male. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silverback

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Silverback

1. The knot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silverback

silver sulfide
silver surfer
silver surfers
silver thatch
silver thaw
silver top
silver tree
silver tree fern
silver trevally
silver vine
silver wattle
silver wedding
silver wedding anniversary
silver whiting
silver willow
silverback (current term)
silverbacked
silverbacking
silverbacks
silverbeet
silverbeets
silverbell
silverbell tree
silverbells
silverberries
silverberry
silverbill
silverbills
silverboom
silverbush

Literary usage of Silverback

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1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Many water plants (as Brasenia and Nymphaea, fig. 916; also fig. 805) possess slime glands, which secrete copiously. In the gold- back and silverback ferns ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"916; also fig. 805) possess slime glands, which secrete copiously. In the gold- back and silverback ferns ..."

3. With the Flowers and Trees in California by Charles Francis Saunders (1914)
"In some cases the powder is white instead of yellow, and that form is popularly distinguished by the name of silverback. ..."

4. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"A massive male silverback gorilla reaches out to greet a passing guard he recognizes. Or he stops whatever he is doing—playing with a youngster, ..."

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