Found 2 items, similar to silver age.
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Definition: silver age
n : (classical mythology) the second age of the world,
characterized by opulence and irreligion; by extension, a
period secondary in achievement to a golden age
English → English
Definition: Silver age
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.”
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
(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.
(Bot.), an American shrub or small tree
) with white bell-shaped flowers in
clusters or racemes; the snowdrop tree.
(Bot.), a shrubby leguminous plant (Anthyllis Barba-Jovis
) of Southern Europe, having silvery foliage.
(Zo["o]l.), the fallfish.
(a) The cutlass fish.
(b) A pale variety of the common eel.
(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.
, foil made of silver.
(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
, and silver-gray fox
. (Zo["o]l.) See Billfish
(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.
(Zo["o]l.), the red-throated diver. See
Illust. under Diver
(Zo["o]l.), the American whiting.
, leaves or sheets made of silver beaten very
(Zo["o]l.), the namaycush.
.(Zo["o]l.) See Moonfish
(Zo["o]l.), a lepisma.
(Zo["o]l.), the barn owl.
(Zo["o]l.), the mademoiselle, 2.
(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.
, domestic utensils made of silver.
, an alloy of steel with a very small
proportion of silver.
, a title given to the title field officer of
the Life Guards when on duty at the palace. [Eng.]
(Bot.), a South African tree (Leucadendron argenteum
) with long, silvery, silky leaves.
, (Zo["o]l.) See Trout
. See under Wedding
(Zo["o]l.), a marine sci[ae]noid food fish
) native of the Southern United
States; -- called also surf whiting
(Zo["o]l.), A lepisma.