any North American shrub or small tree belonging to the genus Halesia, of the storax family, having toothed leaves and drooping white, bell-shaped flowers.
any of various deciduous trees of the styracaceous genus Halesia, esp H. carolina, of North America and China, having white bell-shaped flowers Also called snowdrop tree
- Silver belly
noun 1. (NZ) a freshwater eel
noun, plural silverberries. 1. a shrub, Elaeagnus commutata (or E. argentea), of north-central North America, having silvery leaves and flowers and silvery, drupelike edible fruit.
- Silver birch
noun 1. a betulaceous tree, Betula pendula, of N temperate regions of the Old World, having silvery-white peeling bark See also birch (sense 1)
- Silver book
publication Jensen and Wirth’s infamous “Pascal User Manual and Report”, so called because of the silver cover of the widely distributed Springer-Verlag second edition of 1978 (ISBN 0-387-90144-2). See also book titles, Pascal. [Jargon File] (1996-12-03)