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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”
 Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bathed
 Their downy breast.   --Milton.
 (b) Precious; costly. (c) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear. Silver voices.” --Spenser. (d) Sweet; gentle; peaceful. Silver slumber.” --Spenser.
 American silver fir Bot., the balsam fir. See under Balsam.
 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 Zool., the fallfish.
 Silver eel. Zool. (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 Zool., 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. Zool. See Billfish (a).
 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 Zool., the red-throated diver. See Illust. under Diver.
 Silver hake Zool., the American whiting.
 Silver leaf, leaves or sheets made of silver beaten very thin.
 Silver lunge Zool., the namaycush.
 Silver moonfish.Zool. See Moonfish (b).
 Silver moth Zool., a lepisma.
 Silver owl Zool., the barn owl.
 Silver perch Zool., the mademoiselle, 2.
 Silver pheasant Zool., 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 (Euplocamus nychtemerus) is native of China.
 Silver plate, (a) domestic utensils made of a base metal coated with silver. (b) a plating of silver on a base metal.
 Silver plover Zool., the knot.
 Silver salmon Zool., a salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) native of both coasts of the North Pacific. It ascends all the American rivers as far south as the Sacramento. Called also kisutch, whitefish, and white salmon.
 Silver shell Zool., a marine bivalve of the genus Anomia. See Anomia.
 Silver steel, an alloy of steel with a very small proportion of silver.
 Silver stick, a title given to the title field officer of the Life Guards when on duty at the palace. [Eng.] --Thackeray.
 Silver tree Bot., a South African tree (Leucadendron argenteum) with long, silvery, silky leaves.
 Silver trout, Zool. See Trout.
 Silver wedding. See under Wedding.
 Silver whiting Zool., a marine sciaenoid food fish (Menticirrus littoralis) native of the Southern United States; -- called also surf whiting.
 Silver witch Zool., A lepisma.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·pen·tine n.  A semifluid or fluid oleoresin, primarily the exudation of the terebinth, or turpentine, tree (Pistacia Terebinthus), a native of the Mediterranean region. It is also obtained from many coniferous trees, especially species of pine, larch, and fir.
 Note:There are many varieties of turpentine. Chian turpentine is produced in small quantities by the turpentine tree (Pistacia Terebinthus). Venice, Swiss, or larch turpentine, is obtained from Larix Europaea. It is a clear, colorless balsam, having a tendency to solidify. Canada turpentine, or Canada balsam, is the purest of all the pine turpentines (see under Balsam). The Carpathian and Hungarian varieties are derived from Pinus Cembra and Pinus Mugho. Carolina turpentine, the most abundant kind, comes from the long-leaved pine (Pinus palustris). Strasburg turpentine is from the silver fir (Abies pectinata).
 Oil of turpentine Chem., a colorless oily hydrocarbon, C10H16, of a pleasant aromatic odor, obtained by the distillation of crude turpentine. It is used in making varnishes, in medicine, etc. It is the type of the terpenes and is related to cymene. Called also terebenthene, terpene, etc.
 Turpentine moth Zool., any one of several species of small tortricid moths whose larvae eat the tender shoots of pine and fir trees, causing an exudation of pitch or resin.
 Turpentine tree Bot., the terebinth tree, the original source of turpentine. See Turpentine, above.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·i·e·tite n. Chem. A substance resembling mannite, found in the needles of the common silver fir of Europe (Abies pectinata).