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grayback

[grey-bak] /ˈgreɪˌbæk/
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
1805-1815
1805-15; gray1 + back1
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  • Juveniles have uniformly slate graybacks and oft-white undersides.

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