silverback

silverback

[sil-ver-bak]
noun
an older male gorilla, usually the leader of a troop, whose hairs along the back turn gray with age.

Origin:
silver + back1

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silverback (ˈsɪlvəˌbæk)
 
n
an older male gorilla with grey hair on its back

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