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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mature male gorilla having silvery white hair across the back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mature male of the several species of gorilla, so named from the silver streaking on its back.
  • n. A dominant older human male.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The knot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The knot or Canute, a sandpiper. See cut under Tringa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an adult male gorilla with grey hairs across the back

Etymologies

silver + back. (Wiktionary)

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