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(Animals) any of various animals having a grey back, such as the grey whale and the hooded crow
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|Noun||1.||greyback - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Confederate soldier - a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
|2.||greyback - a dowitcher with a grey back |
dowitcher - shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
|3.||greyback - a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere|
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
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