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silverback

[sil-ver-bak] /ˈsɪl vərˌbæk/
noun
1.
an older male gorilla, usually the leader of a troop, whose hairs along the back turn gray with age.
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silverback

/ˈsɪlvəˌbæk/
noun
1.
an older male gorilla with grey hair on its back
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