silverback

[ sil-ver-bak ]
/ ˈsɪl vərˌbæk /

noun

an older male gorilla, usually the leader of a troop, whose hairs along the back turn gray with age.

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British Dictionary definitions for silverback

silverback
/ (ˈsɪlvəˌbæk) /

noun

an older male gorilla with grey hair on its back
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