Backbone Noun Synonyms
spine, spinal column
He's much better since the surgery on his backbone.
resoluteness, sturdiness, firmness, determination, strength (of character), mettle, purposefulness, resolution, courage, fortitude, resolve, will, will-power, strength, stability, stamina, staying power, grit
Has she the backbone to run the company alone.
mainstay, chief or main support, buttress, pillar
Sheila has been the backbone of the society, but she has now moved away.
Life Style / Wine Grapes / Colombard: Better known as French Colombard in North America. The grapes from old vines are crushed by some northern Californian producers and made into a fruity white wine of interesting character in both dry a MORE
Life Style / Wine Grapes / Petite Sirah: Historically has been something of a 'mystery' vine. When first imported into California this variety somehow acquired the subject name possibly as a result of a labeling error confusing it with Petit MORE
Life Style / Wine Grapes / Ruby Cabernet: Red-wine grape cross originating from Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon parentage. Bred for use in the hot San Joaquin Valley region of California by Dr. H.P. Olmo, a UC Davis researcher, this variety m MORE
Life Style / Wine Grapes / Valdiguié: Warm region minor grape widely grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France and known also under the alias name of Gros Auxerrois. Used to create backbone in the high alcohol 'vin de ta MORE
Life Style / Wine Grapes / Barbera: Semi-classic grape commonly grown in the Piedmont region and most of northern Italy. Now thought by some to be identical with the Perricone, or Pignatello, grape of Sardinia. Was probably imported int MORE