grayback

grayback

[grey-bak]
noun
1.
any of various marine and aquatic animals that are dark gray above and light-colored or white below, as the gray whale, the alewife, certain whitefish, and certain sandpipers.
2.
Informal. a Confederate soldier.

Origin:
1805–15; gray1 + back1

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greyback or (US) grayback (ˈɡreɪˌbæk)
 
n
any of various animals having a grey back, such as the grey whale and the hooded crow
 
grayback or (US) grayback
 
n

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