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A mature male gorilla having silvery white hair across the back.
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(Animals) an older male gorilla with grey hair on its back
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(ˈsɪl vərˌbæk)

an older male gorilla, usu. the leader of a troop, whose hairs along the back have turned gray.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silverback - an adult male gorilla with grey hairs across the backsilverback - an adult male gorilla with grey hairs across the back
genus Gorilla - gorillas
gorilla, Gorilla gorilla - largest anthropoid ape; terrestrial and vegetarian; of forests of central west Africa
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