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Definition of Silver
SilverSilver Sil"ver, a.
1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver
leaf; a silver cup.
2. Resembling silver. Specifically:
(a) Bright; resplendent; white. ``Silver hair.' --Shak.
Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bathed Their
downy breast. --Milton.
(b) Precious; costly.
(c) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear. ``Silver
(d) Sweet; gentle; peaceful. ``Silver slumber.'
American silver fir (Bot.), the balsam fir. See under
Silver age (Roman Lit.), the latter part (a. d. 14-180) of
the classical period of Latinity, -- the time of writers
of inferior purity of language, as compared with those of
the previous golden age, so-called.
Silver-bell tree (Bot.), an American shrub or small tree
(Halesia tetraptera) with white bell-shaped flowers in
clusters or racemes; the snowdrop tree.
Silver bush (Bot.), a shrubby leguminous plant (Anthyllis
Barba-Jovis) of Southern Europe, having silvery foliage.
Silver chub (Zo["o]l.), the fallfish.
Silver eel. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The cutlass fish.
(b) A pale variety of the common eel.
Silver fir (Bot.), a coniferous tree (Abies pectinata)
found in mountainous districts in the middle and south of
Europe, where it often grows to the height of 100 or 150
feet. It yields Burgundy pitch and Strasburg turpentine.
Silver foil, foil made of silver.
Silver fox (Zo["o]l.), a variety of the common fox (Vulpes
vulpes, variety argenteus) found in the northern parts
of Asia, Europe, and America. Its fur is nearly black,
with silvery tips, and is highly valued. Called also
black fox, and silver-gray fox.
Silver gar. (Zo["o]l.) See Billfish
Silver grain (Bot.), the lines or narrow plates of cellular
tissue which pass from the pith to the bark of an
exogenous stem; the medullary rays. In the wood of the oak
they are much larger than in that of the beech, maple,
pine, cherry, etc.
Silver grebe (Zo["o]l.), the red-throated diver. See
Illust. under Diver.
Silver hake (Zo["o]l.), the American whiting.
Silver leaf, leaves or sheets made of silver beaten very
Silver lunge (Zo["o]l.), the namaycush.
Silver moonfish.(Zo["o]l.) See Moonfish
Silver moth (Zo["o]l.), a lepisma.
Silver owl (Zo["o]l.), the barn owl.
Silver perch (Zo["o]l.), the mademoiselle, 2.
Silver pheasant (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
beautiful crested and long-tailed Asiatic pheasants, of
the genus Euplocamus. They have the tail and more or
less of the upper parts silvery white. The most common
species (E. nychtemerus) is native of China.
Silver plate, domestic utensils made of silver.
Silver Sil"ver, v. i.
To acquire a silvery color. [R.]
The eastern sky began to silver and shine. --L.
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