Definition of Grayback

1. Noun. A dowitcher with a grey back.

Exact synonyms: Greyback, Limnodromus Griseus
Generic synonyms: Dowitcher

2. Noun. A sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere.
Exact synonyms: Calidris Canutus, Greyback, Knot
Generic synonyms: Sandpiper
Group relationships: Calidris, Genus Calidris

Definition of Grayback

1. n. The California gray whale.

Definition of Grayback

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of greyback) ¹

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Definition of Grayback

1. a gray bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Grayback

1. The California gray whale. The redbreasted sandpiper or knot. The dowitcher. The body louse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grayback

gray sole
gray squirrel
gray substance
gray syndrome
gray tape
gray tapes
gray tuber
gray tubercle
gray wedge
gray whale
gray willow
gray wing
gray wolf
gray wolves
grayback (current term)
graybar hotel

Literary usage of Grayback

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1. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"The rasp of his own " grayback " shirt and the squeak or' his boots seemed to bring him to himself. ..."

2. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"Catch in the lake : Yellow perch, 52 ; log perch, 30 ; bluegill, 25 ; straw bass, 21 ; small-mouth black bass, 12 ; grayback minnow, 46 ; blunt-nose minnow. ..."

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