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noun, (formerly)
a rare name for silicon


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  • Silicious

    adjective 1. containing, consisting of, or resembling silica. 2. growing in soil rich in silica. adjective 1. of, relating to, or containing abundant silica: siliceous deposits, a siliceous clay 2. (of plants) growing in or needing soil rich in silica siliceous (sĭ-lĭsh’əs) Resembling or containing silica.

  • Silver-age

    noun 1. Classical Mythology. the second of the four ages of humankind, inferior to the golden age but superior to the bronze age that followed: characterized by an increase of impiety and of human weakness. 2. (usually initial capital letters) a period in Latin literature, a.d. c14–138, following the Augustan Age: the second phase of […]

  • Silver alert

    noun any program set up to help authorities track down adults with memory problems who wander off Examples The legislators signed an order creating “Silver Alert,” which will help law enforcement agencies find missing elders with dementia or other cognitive impairments and return them home safely. Word Origin modeled on Amber Alert

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    noun 1. an older male gorilla, usually the leader of a troop, whose hairs along the back turn gray with age. noun 1. an older male gorilla with grey hair on its back

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