silver cord

noun

Definition of silver cord

: the emotional tie between a mother and a child and especially a son

First Known Use of silver cord

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for silver cord

The Silver Cord (1926), play by Sidney Howard

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“Silver cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20cord. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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