from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An adolescent male gorilla.
- n. the great black-backed gull.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The great black-backed gull, Larus marinus. Also called saddle-back, coffin-carrier, and cob.
- n. A local Irish name (about Belfast) of the common flounder.
- n. The Menomonee whitefish, Coregonus quadrilateralis.
London Zoo announced that, in August, Kesho, an 11-year-old male "blackback" gorilla will be imported from Dublin in the hope he might graduate to silverback status and breed with the females in Regent's Park.
I went on a routine health check visit to Amahoro Group the other day and noted that a blackback, Gahinga, had numerous scrapes on his face.
Babies are often killed along with their mothers, however this one was rescued by his older brother, the group's blackback.
When the silverback determines that the group must move away from danger, it is the blackback who remains behind to see to it that all of the other gorillas move along and no one gets left behind.
Yeboah, who is a young teenager in human terms, is a blackback gorilla destined to fill the gap left when the girls 'long-time partner Bobby died last year.
Until now Yeboah has remained a blackback gorilla - a sexually mature male of up to 11 years of age - but he is expected to turn into a silverback as he learns to dominate his new group.
'' He lived with a silverback gorilla before he came here which means that he has remained a blackback gorilla - but that's definitely going to change now he's dating three girls at once. ''
Molt cycle regulation of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle of the blackback land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis, and the differential expression of a myostatin-like factor during atrophy induced by molting or unweighting.
The second gorilla we saw was a slightly younger blackback.
"He lived with a silverback gorilla before he came here which means that he has remained a blackback gorilla - but that's definitely going to change now he's dating three girls at once."