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Gray

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n.
  1. English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965); Louis Harold Gray
  2. English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771); Thomas Gray
  3. American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806); Robert Gray
  4. United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888); Asa Gray

gray

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adj.
  1. of an achromatic color of any lightness intermediate between the extremes of white and black; grey; greyish; grayish
  2. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; -Coleridge; grey; grey-haired; gray-haired; grey-headed; gray-headed; grizzly; hoar; hoary; white-haired
  3. used to signify the Confederate forces in the American Civil War (who wore grey uniforms); grey
  4. intermediate in character or position; grey

gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black; grayness; grey; greyness
  2. clothing that is a grey color; grey
  3. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey; grey
  4. horse of a light gray or whitish color; grey
  5. the SI unit of energy absorbed from ionizing radiation; equal to the absorption of one joule of radiation energy by one kilogram of matter; one gray equals 100 rad; Gy

gray

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v.
  1. make grey; grey
  2. turn grey; grey

African gray

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n.
  1. commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa; African grey; Psittacus erithacus

American gray birch

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n.
  1. medium-sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless wood; occurs often as a second-growth forest tree; grey birch; gray birch; American grey birch; Betula populifolia

Asa Gray

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n.
  1. United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888); Gray

Davy 's gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. slightly purplish or bluish dark grey; iron blue; steel grey; steel gray; Davy's grey

Louis Harold Gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965); Gray

Payne 's gray

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n.
  1. any pigment that produces a greyish to dark greyish blue; Payne's grey

Robert Gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806); Gray

Thomas Gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771); Gray

ash gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a light shade of grey; ash grey; silver; silver grey; silver gray

charcoal gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very dark grey color; charcoal; charcoal grey; oxford grey; oxford gray

dwarf gray willow

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. willow shrub of dry places in the eastern United States having long narrow leaves canescent beneath; dwarf grey willow; sage willow; Salix tristis
n.
  1. common medium-large squirrel of eastern North America; now introduced into England; eastern grey squirrel; cat squirrel; Sciurus carolinensis

gray alder

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n.
  1. native to Europe but introduced in America; grey alder; Alnus incana

gray area

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n.
  1. an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other; grey area

gray birch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. medium-sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless wood; occurs often as a second-growth forest tree; grey birch; American grey birch; American gray birch; Betula populifolia

gray catbird

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American songbird whose call resembles a cat's mewing; catbird; grey catbird; Dumetella carolinensis

gray flounder

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n.
  1. flounder found from North Carolina to Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico; grey flounder; Etropus rimosus

gray fox

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. dark grey American fox; from Central America through southern United States; grey fox; Urocyon cinereoargenteus

gray goldenrod

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dyer's weed of Canada and the eastern United States having yellow flowers sometimes used in dyeing; grey goldenrod; Solidago nemoralis

gray hen

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. female black grouse; greyhen; grayhen; grey hen; heath hen

gray jay

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a jay of northern North America with black-capped head and no crest; noted for boldness in thievery; Canada jay; grey jay; camp robber; whisker jack; Perisoreus canadensis

gray kingbird

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n.
  1. a kingbird that breeds in the southeastern United States and winters in tropical America; similar to but larger than the eastern kingbird; grey kingbird; petchary; Tyrannus domenicensis domenicensis

gray lemming

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n.
  1. Old World lemming; grey lemming; red-backed lemming

gray market

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an unofficial market in which goods are bought and sold at prices lower than the official price set by a regulatory agency; grey market

gray matter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons; grey matter; grey substance; gray substance; substantia grisea
E.g.
  • The CNS is composed of white and gray matter.
  • Reduced gray matter density in certain brain structures has also been noted in human MDMA users.
  • A subpopulation of polydendrocytes in the gray matter of the embryonic CNS also generates protoplasmic astrocytes.

gray mullet

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n.
  1. highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet; mullet; grey mullet
  2. freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide; mullet; grey mullet

gray partridge

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n.
  1. common European partridge; Hungarian partridge; grey partridge; Perdix perdix

gray polypody

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n.
  1. fern growing on rocks or tree trunks and having fronds greyish and scurfy below; Americas and South Africa; grey polypody; resurrection fern; Polypodium polypodioides

gray poplar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large rapidly growing poplar with faintly lobed dentate leaves grey on the lower surface; native to Europe but introduced and naturalized elsewhere; grey poplar; Populus canescens

gray sage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. low much-branched perennial of western United States having silvery leaves; an important browse and shelter plant; silver sage; silver sagebrush; grey sage; Seriphidium canum; Artemisia cana

gray sea eagle

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n.
  1. bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland; ern; erne; grey sea eagle; European sea eagle; white-tailed sea eagle; Haliatus albicilla

gray skate

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common European skate used as food; grey skate; Raja batis

gray snapper

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. found in shallow waters off the coast of Florida; grey snapper; mangrove snapper; Lutjanus griseus

gray sole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. greyish-white flesh of a flatfish; grey sole

gray substance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons; grey matter; gray matter; grey substance; substantia grisea

gray whale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific; grey whale; devilfish; Eschrichtius gibbosus; Eschrichtius robustus

gray willow

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Eurasian shrubby willow with whitish tomentose twigs; grey willow; Salix cinerea

gray wolf

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wolf with a brindled grey coat living in forested northern regions of North America; timber wolf; grey wolf; Canis lupus
E.g.
  • Canids vary in size from the gray wolf to the fennec fox.
  • An alternative explanation of the red fox's gains involves the gray wolf.
  • Among canids, only the gray wolf has widely been known to prey on humans.

great gray owl

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large dish-faced owl of northern North America and western Eurasia; great grey owl; Strix nebulosa

oxford gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very dark grey color; charcoal; charcoal grey; charcoal gray; oxford grey

pearl gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of a grey with a pearly tinge; pearl grey

silver gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a light shade of grey; ash grey; ash gray; silver; silver grey

steel gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. slightly purplish or bluish dark grey; iron blue; steel grey; Davy's grey; Davy's gray

tattletale gray

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a greyish white; tattletale grey
n.
  1. large grey squirrel of far western areas of United States; western grey squirrel; Sciurus griseus

dark gray

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E.g.
  • Members also wear a white shirt and dark gray slacks.
  • They vary from yellowish and orange through dark gray.
  • The bark is smooth, dirty green to dark gray in color.

light gray

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E.g.
  • Its cheeks are light gray with a pale moustache.
  • It has a stem diameter, with light gray bark.
  • It had a light gray colour and was very strong and hard.

pale gray

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E.g.
  • Ventrally, it is uniformly pale gray or pale brown.
  • The colour of the spotted sea hare is very variable, from pale gray to green, to dark brown.
  • When this species becomes startled they change to a pale gray color in order to camouflage themselves.

gray wolves

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E.g.
  • Humans are the coyote's greatest threat, followed by cougars and gray wolves.
  • Bald eagles and osprey hunt on the refuge, and gray wolves are occasionally seen.
  • She is accompanied by Amon and his triple, the gray wolves, with whom she forms close bonds with.
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