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A whited sepulcher

  • . Fig.: Any person who is fair outwardly but unclean or vile within. See Matt. xxiii.27.
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american white birch

  • noun small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoes
    Betula papyrifera; canoe birch; Betula cordifolia; paperbark birch; paper birch.
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american white oak

  • noun large slow-growing deciduous tree of the eastern United States having stout spreading branches and leaves with usually 7 rounded lobes; yields strong and durable hard wood
    Quercus alba.
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american white pine

  • noun tall-growing pine of eastern North America; bark is brown with longitudinal fissures when mature; valued as a timber tree
    weymouth pine; American white pine; Pinus strobus.
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andrew d. white

  • noun United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
    Andrew D. White; White.
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andrew dickson white

  • noun United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
    Andrew D. White; White.
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arizona white oak

  • noun semi-evergreen shrub or small tree of Arizona and New Mexico having acorns with hemispherical cups
    Quercus arizonica.
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atlantic white cedar

  • noun slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
    Atlantic white cedar; coast white cedar; southern white cedar; Chamaecyparis thyoides; white cedar.
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bacillary white diarrhea

  • noun a serious bacterial disease of young chickens
    bacillary white diarrhea; pullorum disease.
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bacillary white diarrhoea

  • noun a serious bacterial disease of young chickens
    bacillary white diarrhea; pullorum disease.
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Black and white

  • noun communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
    written communication; written language.
  • noun a black-and-white photograph or slide
    monochrome.
  • adjective not having or not capable of producing colors
    black and white.
    • black-and-white film
    • a black-and-white TV
    • the movie was in black and white
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  • writing or print; as, I must have that statement in black and white.
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black-and-white

  • adjective lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black
    • a black-and-white cow
    • black-and-white blooms
    • black-and-white stripes
  • adjective not having or not capable of producing colors
    black and white.
    • black-and-white film
    • a black-and-white TV
    • the movie was in black and white
  • adjective satellite of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories
    • he rejected a black-and-white world
    • there are no black-and-white certainties
    • there were no grey areas, you were either for him or against him, he was all black-and-white
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blue-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with blue
    bluish-white; blue-white.
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bluish-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with blue
    bluish-white; blue-white.
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box white oak

  • noun small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having dark green lyrate pinnatifid leaves and tough moisture-resistant wood used especially for fence posts
    post oak; brash oak; iron oak; Quercus stellata.
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Bullhead whiting

  • (Zoöl.), the kingfish of Florida (Menticirrus alburnus).
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california white fir

  • noun medium to tall fir of central to western United States having a narrow erect crown and soft wood
    Abies concolor; Abies lowiana; California white fir; Colorado fir.
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california white oak

  • noun tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
    California white oak; Quercus lobata; roble; valley oak.
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chinese white

  • noun a white pigment used in house paints; consists of zinc oxide
    Chinese white.
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chinese white cabbage

  • noun Asiatic plant grown for its cluster of edible white stalks with dark green leaves
    pak choi; bok choy; Brassica rapa chinensis; pakchoi; bok choi.
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coast white cedar

  • noun slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
    Atlantic white cedar; coast white cedar; southern white cedar; Chamaecyparis thyoides; white cedar.
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common white dogwood

  • noun deciduous tree; celebrated for its large white or pink bracts and stunning autumn color that is followed by red berries
    eastern flowering dogwood; Cornus florida.
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cool-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with blue
    bluish-white; blue-white.
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cottony-white

  • adjective satellite of something as white as cotton
    • cottony-white clouds
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cream-white

Cream"-white` adjective
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  1. As white as cream.
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creamy-white

  • adjective satellite having the color of fresh cream
    cream-colored; creamy-colored.
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dress whites

  • noun a dress uniform for formal occasions
    dress blues.
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dull-white

  • adjective satellite of a dull shade of white
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dwarf-white trillium

  • noun a low perennial white-flowered trillium found in the southeastern United States
    snow trillium; early wake-robin.
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e. b. white

  • noun United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
    White; E. B. White.
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eastern white pine

  • noun tall-growing pine of eastern North America; bark is brown with longitudinal fissures when mature; valued as a timber tree
    weymouth pine; American white pine; Pinus strobus.
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edward d. white

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    Edward Douglas White Jr.; White; Edward D. White.
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edward douglas white jr.

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    Edward Douglas White Jr.; White; Edward D. White.
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edward white

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    Edward Douglas White Jr.; White; Edward D. White.
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egg white

  • noun the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
    white; ovalbumin; albumen.
    • she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs
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elwyn brooks white

  • noun United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
    White; E. B. White.
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european white birch

  • noun European birch with silvery white peeling bark and markedly drooping branches
    common birch; silver birch; Betula pendula.
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european white lily

  • noun a water lily with white flowers
    Nymphaea alba.
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Flake white

  • . (Paint.) (a) The purest white lead, in the form of flakes or scales. (b) The trisnitrate of bismuth. Ure.
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Flake white, Paris white, etc.

  • See under Flack, Paris, etc.
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flat-topped white aster

  • noun a variety of aster
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gray-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with grey
    gray-white; grayish-white; grey-white.
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grayish-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with grey
    gray-white; grayish-white; grey-white.
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great white heron

  • noun a common egret of the genus Egretta found in America; it is a variety of the Old World white egret Casmerodius albus
    American egret; Egretta albus.
  • noun widely distributed Old World white egret
    Casmerodius albus.
  • noun large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys
    Ardea occidentalis.
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great white hope

  • noun someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field
    great white hope.
    • this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy
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great white shark

  • noun large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
    man-eating shark; great white shark; Carcharodon carcharias; man-eater.
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great white way

  • noun a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters
    Broadway.
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green-white

  • adjective satellite of white flowers tinged with green
    green-white.
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greenish-white

  • adjective satellite of white flowers tinged with green
    green-white.
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grey-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with grey
    gray-white; grayish-white; grey-white.
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greyish-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with grey
    gray-white; grayish-white; grey-white.
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Indigo white

  • a white crystalline powder obtained by reduction from indigo blue, and by oxidation easily changed back to it; called also indigogen.
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king whiting

  • noun whiting of the southeastern coast of North America
    Menticirrhus americanus.
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Lake whiting

  • (Zoöl.), an American whitefish (Coregonus Labradoricus), found in many lakes in the Northern United States and Canada. It is more slender than the common whitefish.
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large white

  • noun Old World form of cabbage butterfly
    Pieris brassicae.
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large white petunia

  • noun annual herb having large nocturnally fragrant white flowers
    Petunia axillaris.
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lily-white

  • adjective satellite restricted to whites only
    white.
    • under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains
    • a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization
  • adjective satellite of a pure white color
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lowland white fir

  • noun lofty fir of the Pacific coast of northwestern America having long curving branches and deep green leaves
    giant fir; Abies grandis; lowland fir; grand fir.
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milk-white

  • adjective satellite of a white the color of fresh milk
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narrow-leaved white-topped aster

  • noun a variety of white-topped aster
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new zealand white pine

  • noun New Zealand evergreen valued for its light easily worked wood
    kahikatea; New Zealand Dacryberry; Podocarpus dacrydioides; Dacrycarpus dacrydioides.
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non-white

  • adjective satellite having skin rich in melanin pigments
    dark; dark-skinned; colored; coloured.
    • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • dark-skinned peoples
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northern white cedar

  • noun small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets
    northern white cedar; Thuja occidentalis; American arborvitae.
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northern whiting

  • noun whiting of the east coast of United States; closely resembles king whiting
    Menticirrhus saxatilis.
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off-white

  • noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones
    pearl; ivory; bone.
  • adjective satellite of something having a color tending toward white
    whitish.
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old world white pelican

  • noun similar to American white pelican
    Pelecanus onocrotalus.
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oregon white oak

  • noun small deciduous tree of western North America with crooked branches and pale grey bark
    Quercus garryana; Oregon oak; Garry oak.
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paper white

  • noun a daffodil having star-shaped white blossoms; often grown indoors to bloom in the winter
    Narcissus papyraceus.
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Paris white

  • (Chem.), purified chalk used as a pigment; whiting; Spanish white.
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patrick victor martindale white

  • noun Australian writer (1912-1990)
    White; Patrick Victor Martindale White.
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patrick white

  • noun Australian writer (1912-1990)
    White; Patrick Victor Martindale White.
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Pearl white

  • . (a) Basic bismuth nitrate, or bismuth subchloride; used chiefly as a cosmetic . (b) A variety of white lead blued with indigo or Berlin blue. cultured pearl a pearl grown by a pearl oyster into which a round pellet has been placed, to serve as the seed for more predictable growth of the pearl. The pellet is usually made from mother-of-pearl, and additional layers of nacre are deposited onto the seed by the oyster. Such pearls, being more easily obtained than natural pearls, are less expensive.
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pearly-white

  • adjective satellite of a white the color of pearls
    pearly.
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Permanent white

  • (Chem.), barium sulphate (heavy spar), used as a white pigment or paint, in distinction from white lead, which tarnishes and darkens from the formation of the sulphide.
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pink-and-white everlasting

  • noun flower of southwestern Australia having bright pink daisylike papery flowers; grown for drying
    Acroclinium roseum; pink paper daisy.
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pinkish-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with pink
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poor white trash

  • noun (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
    poor white trash.
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prairie white-fringed orchid

  • noun of central North America; a threatened species
    Platanthera leucophea.
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prairie white-fringed orchis

  • noun orchid of boggy or wet lands of north central United States having racemes of very fragrant creamy or greenish white flowers
    Habenaria leucophaea; prairie orchid.
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purple-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with purple
    purple-white.
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purplish-white

  • adjective satellite of white tinged with purple
    purple-white.
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schwann's white substance

Schwann's white" sub"stance
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  1. (Anat.) The substance of the medullary sheath.
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Silver whiting

  • noun a dull silvery whiting of southern Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States
    Menticirrhus littoralis.
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  • (Zoöl.), a marine sciænoid food fish (Menticirrus littoralis) native of the Southern United States; called also surf whiting.
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silver-white

  • adjective satellite of a white that resembles silver
    silver-white.
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silvery-white

  • adjective satellite of a white that resembles silver
    silver-white.
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small white

  • noun small widely distributed form
    Pieris rapae.
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small white aster

  • noun a variety of aster
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snow-white

  • adjective satellite of the white color of snow
    snowy.
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Snow"-white` adjective
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  1. White as snow; very white. "Snow-white and rose-red" Chaucer.
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southern white cedar

  • noun slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
    Atlantic white cedar; coast white cedar; southern white cedar; Chamaecyparis thyoides; white cedar.
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southwestern white pine

  • noun medium-size pine of northwestern Mexico; bark is dark brown and furrowed when mature
    Pinus strobiformis.
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Spanish white

  • an impalpable powder prepared from chalk by pulverizing and repeated washings, used as a white pigment.
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stanford white

  • noun United States architect (1853-1906)
    White.
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Surf whiting

  • . (Zoöl.) See under Whiting.
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swamp white oak

  • noun large deciduous oak of the eastern United States with a flaky bark and leaves that have fewer lobes than other white oaks; yields heavy strong wood used in construction; thrives in wet soil
    Quercus bicolor; swamp oak.
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sweet white violet

  • noun short-stemmed violet of eastern North America having fragrant purple-veined white flowers
    Viola blanda; sweet white violet; white violet.
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t. h. white

  • noun United States political journalist (1915-1986)
    White; T. H. White.
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tall white violet

  • noun tall North American perennial with heart-shaped leaves and white flowers with purple streaks
    Canada violet; tall white violet; Viola canadensis.
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The White House

  • . See under House.
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theodore harold white

  • noun United States political journalist (1915-1986)
    White; T. H. White.
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To hang out the white flag

  • to ask truce or quarter, or, in some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a white flag.
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To show the white feather

  • to betray cowardice, a white feather in the tail of a cock being considered an indication that he is not of the true game breed.
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upland white aster

  • noun tufted rigid North American perennial with loose clusters of white flowers
    Aster ptarmicoides.
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valley white oak

  • noun tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
    California white oak; Quercus lobata; roble; valley oak.
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Visual white

  • (Physiol.), the final product in the action of light on visual purple. It is reconverted into visual purple by the regenerating action of the choroidal epithelium.
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water-white

Wa"ter-white` noun
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  1. (Bot.) A vinelike plant (Vitis Caribæa) growing in parched districts in the West Indies, and containing a great amount of sap which is sometimes used for quenching thirst.
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west highland white terrier

  • noun small white long-coated terrier developed in Scotland
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western white pine

  • noun tall pine of western North America with stout blue-green needles; bark is grey-brown with rectangular plates when mature
    Pinus monticola; silver pine; mountain pine.
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white admiral

  • noun North American butterfly with blue-black wings crossed by a broad white band
    Limenitis arthemis; banded purple.
  • noun Eurasian butterfly with brown wings and white markings
    Limenitis camilla.
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White alder

  • noun tree of western United States
    mountain alder; Alnus rhombifolia.
  • noun shrub of eastern and southern coastal United States having beautiful racemes of spice-scented white flowers
    sweet pepperbush; Clethra alnifolia; summer sweet; pepper bush.
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  • . (Bot.) See Sweet pepper bush, under Pepper.
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white anglo-saxon protestant

  • noun a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
    WASP.
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White ant

  • noun whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood
    termite.
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  • (Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of social pseudoneuropterous insects of the genus Termes. These insects are very abundant in tropical countries, and form large and complex communities consisting of numerous asexual workers of one or more kinds, of large-headed asexual individuals called soldiers, of one or more queens (or fertile females) often having the body enormously distended by the eggs, and, at certain seasons of numerous winged males, together with the larvæ and pupæ of each kind in various stages of development. Many of the species construct large and complicated nests, sometimes in the form of domelike structures rising several feet above the ground and connected with extensive subterranean galleries and chambers. In their social habits they closely resemble the true ants. They feed upon animal and vegetable substances of various kinds, including timber, and are often very destructive to buildings and furniture.
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White arsenic

  • noun a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
    arsenous oxide; arsenous anhydride; arsenic; ratsbane; arsenic trioxide.
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  • (Chem.), arsenious oxide, As2O3, a substance of a white color, and vitreous adamantine luster, having an astringent, sweetish taste. It is a deadly poison.
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white ash

  • noun small to medium-sized tree of Australia and Tasmania having smooth white to light-grey bark shedding in patches or strips
    snow gum; ghost gum; Eucalyptus coriacea; Eucalyptus pauciflora.
  • noun spreading American ash with leaves pale green or silvery beneath and having hard brownish wood
    Fraxinus Americana.
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white aspen

  • noun a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces
    aspen poplar; silver-leaved poplar; white aspen; Populus alba; abele.
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white avens

  • noun avens of Virginia having pale or greenish yellow flowers
    Geum virginianum; bennet.
  • noun North American white-flowered avens
    bennet; Geum canadense.
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white backlash

  • noun backlash by white racists against black civil rights advances
    whitelash.
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white baneberry

  • noun North American herb with white poisonous berries
    white bead; white baneberry; Actaea alba; doll's eyes.
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White bass

  • (Zoöl.), a fresh-water North American bass (Roccus chrysops) found in the Great Likes.
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white basswood

  • noun American basswood of the Allegheny region
    cottonwood; Tilia heterophylla.
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white bead

  • noun North American herb with white poisonous berries
    white bead; white baneberry; Actaea alba; doll's eyes.
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white bean

  • noun white-seeded bean; usually dried
    navy bean; pea bean.
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White bear

  • (Zoöl.), the polar bear. See under Polar.
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white bedstraw

  • noun Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America
    Galium mollugo; wild madder; false baby's breath; white bedstraw; infant's-breath.
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white beech

  • noun North American forest tree with light green leaves and edible nuts
    red beech; Fagus grandifolia; Fagus americana; American beech.
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white beer

  • noun a general name for beers made from wheat by top fermentation; usually very pale and cloudy and effervescent
    wheat beer; Weissbier.
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white birch

  • noun European birch with dull white to pale brown bark and somewhat drooping hairy branches
    downy birch; Betula pubescens.
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White blood cell

  • noun blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
    white blood corpuscle; leukocyte; white blood cell; white cell; WBC; leucocyte.
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  • . (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
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white blood corpuscle

  • noun blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
    white blood corpuscle; leukocyte; white blood cell; white cell; WBC; leucocyte.
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white book

  • noun a government report; bound in white
    white book.
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White brand

  • (Zoöl.), the snow goose.
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White brass

  • a white alloy of copper; white copper.
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white bread

  • noun bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flour
    light bread.
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white broom

  • noun low European broom having trifoliate leaves and yellowish-white flowers
    Cytisus multiflorus; Cytisus albus; white broom.
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white bryony

  • noun white-flowered vine having thick roots and bearing small black berries; Europe to Iran
    devil's turnip; Bryonia alba.
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white burgundy

  • noun dry white table wine of Chablis, France or a wine resembling it
    Chablis.
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white cake

  • noun cake made without egg yolks
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white camas

  • noun plant of eastern and central North America having creamy white flowers tinged with brown or purple; poisonous especially to grazing animals
    Zigadenus glaucus.
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White campion

  • noun bluish-green herb having sticky stems and clusters of large evening-opening white flowers with much-inflated calyx; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
    evening lychnis; Lychnis alba; bladder campion; white campion; Silene latifolia.
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  • . (Bot.) (a) A kind of catchfly (Silene stellata) with white flowers. (b) A white-flowered Lychnis (Lychnis vespertina).
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White canon

  • (R. C. Ch.), a Premonstratensian.
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White caps

  • the members of a secret organization in various of the United States, who attempt to drive away or reform obnoxious persons by lynch-law methods. They appear masked in white.
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White cedar

  • noun small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets
    northern white cedar; Thuja occidentalis; American arborvitae.
  • noun slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
    Atlantic white cedar; coast white cedar; southern white cedar; Chamaecyparis thyoides; white cedar.
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  • (Bot.), an evergreen tree of North America (Thuja occidentalis), also the related Cupressus thyoides, or Chamæcyparis sphæroidea, a slender evergreen conifer which grows in the so-called cedar swamps of the Northern and Atlantic States. Both are much valued for their durable timber. In California the name is given to the Libocedrus decurrens, the timber of which is also useful, though often subject to dry rot. Goodale. The white cedar of Demerara, Guiana, etc., is a lofty tree (Icica, ∨ Bursera, altissima) whose fragrant wood is used for canoes and cabinetwork, as it is not attacked by insect.
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White cell

  • noun blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
    white blood corpuscle; leukocyte; white blood cell; white cell; WBC; leucocyte.
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  • . (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
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White cell-blood

  • (Med.), leucocythæmia.
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white chocolate

  • noun a blend of cocoa butter and milk solids and sugar and vanilla; used in candy bars and baking and coatings; not technically chocolate because it contains no chocolate liquor
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white cinnamon

  • noun highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic
    canella bark; canella.
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white cinnamon tree

  • noun large evergreen shrub or small tree having white aromatic bark and leathery leaves and small purple to red flowers in terminal cymes
    Canella-alba; Canella winterana; wild cinnamon.
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White clover

  • noun creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and bright green leaves; naturalized in United States; widely grown for forage
    shamrock; dutch clover; Trifolium repens.
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  • (Bot.), a species of small perennial clover bearing white flowers. It furnishes excellent food for cattle and horses, as well as for the honeybee. See also under Clover.
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white cockle

  • noun bluish-green herb having sticky stems and clusters of large evening-opening white flowers with much-inflated calyx; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
    evening lychnis; Lychnis alba; bladder campion; white campion; Silene latifolia.
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white cohosh

  • noun North American herb with white poisonous berries
    white bead; white baneberry; Actaea alba; doll's eyes.
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White copper

  • a whitish alloy of copper. See German silver, under German.
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White copperas

  • (Min.), a native hydrous sulphate of iron; coquimbite.
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White coral

  • (Zoöl.), an ornamental branched coral (Amphihelia oculata) native of the Mediterranean.
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White corpuscle

  • noun blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
    white blood corpuscle; leukocyte; white blood cell; white cell; WBC; leucocyte.
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  • . (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
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white crappie

  • noun a crappie that is white
    Pomoxis annularis.
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White cricket

  • (Zoöl.), the tree cricket.
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white croaker

  • noun silvery and bluish drumfish of shallow California coastal waters
    Seriphus politus; queenfish.
  • noun small silvery marine food fish found off California
    chenfish; Genyonemus lineatus; kingfish.
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White crop

  • a crop of grain which loses its green color, or becomes white, in ripening, as wheat, rye, barley, and oats, as distinguished from a green crop, or a root crop.
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White currant

  • noun garden currant bearing small white berries
    Ribes sativum.
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  • (Bot.), a variety of the common red currant, having white berries.
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white cypress

  • noun slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
    Atlantic white cedar; coast white cedar; southern white cedar; Chamaecyparis thyoides; white cedar.
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white cypress pine

  • noun small tree or shrub of southern Australia
    Callitris glauca; Callitris glaucophylla.
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White daisy

  • noun tall leafy-stemmed Eurasian perennial with white flowers; widely naturalized; often placed in genus Chrysanthemum
    moon daisy; ox-eyed daisy; oxeye daisy; Chrysanthemum leucanthemum; Leucanthemum vulgare; marguerite.
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  • (Bot.), the oxeye daisy. See under Daisy.
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White damp

  • a kind of poisonous gas encountered in coal mines. Raymond.
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white dead nettle

  • noun European dead nettle with white flowers
    Lamium album.
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white dipladenia

  • noun shrubby climber having glossy leaves and white funnel-shaped flowers with yellow throats
    Mandevilla boliviensis; Dipladenia boliviensis.
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white dog's-tooth violet

  • noun North American dogtooth having solitary white flowers with yellow centers and blue or pink exteriors
    blonde lilian; Erythronium albidum; white dog's-tooth violet.
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white dogtooth violet

  • noun North American dogtooth having solitary white flowers with yellow centers and blue or pink exteriors
    blonde lilian; Erythronium albidum; white dog's-tooth violet.
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white dwarf

  • noun a faint star of enormous density
    white dwarf.
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white dwarf star

  • noun a faint star of enormous density
    white dwarf.
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White elephant

  • noun a valuable possession whose upkeep is excessively expensive
  • noun albinic Indian elephant; rare and sometimes venerated in east Asia
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  • (Zoöl.), a whitish, or albino, variety of the Asiatic elephant. (b) Fig. an object of little value; esp. a property requiring expensive upkeep but of little value to the owner, and often one which is difficult to sell.
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White elm

  • noun large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America
    rock elm; Ulmus americana; American elm; water elm.
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  • (Bot.), a majestic tree of North America (Ulmus Americana), the timber of which is much used for hubs of wheels, and for other purposes.
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White ensign

  • . See Saint George's ensign, under Saint.
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white fairy lantern

  • noun globe lily having open branched clusters of egg-shaped white flowers; southern California
    Calochortus albus; white fairy lantern.
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white false indigo

  • noun erect or spreading herb having racemes of creamy white flowers; the eastern United States
    Baptisia lactea.
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White feather

  • noun a symbol of cowardice
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  • a mark or symbol of cowardice. See To show the white feather, under Feather, n.
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white feldspar

  • noun a widely distributed feldspar that forms rocks
    albite.
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White fir

  • noun medium to tall fir of central to western United States having a narrow erect crown and soft wood
    Abies concolor; Abies lowiana; California white fir; Colorado fir.
  • noun medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
    red silver fir; Abies amabilis; amabilis fir; Pacific silver fir; Christmas tree.
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  • (Bot.), a name given to several coniferous trees of the Pacific States, as Abies grandis, and A. concolor.
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white flag

  • noun flag consisting of a piece of white cloth that is hoisted to signal surrender or to ask for a truce
    flag of truce.
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White flesher

  • (Zoöl.), the ruffed grouse. See under Ruffed. Canada
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white fox

  • noun thickly-furred fox of Arctic regions; brownish in summer and white in winter
    Alopex lagopus; Arctic fox.
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white friar

  • noun a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers
    Carmelite.
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  1. (Eccl.) A mendicant monk of the Carmelite order, so called from the white cloaks worn by the order. See Carmelite.
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white fringed orchid

  • noun bog orchid of eastern North America with a spike of pure white fringed flowers
    white fringed orchid; Habenaria albiflora.
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white fringed orchis

  • noun bog orchid of eastern North America with a spike of pure white fringed flowers
    white fringed orchid; Habenaria albiflora.
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white fritillary

  • noun California herb with white conic or bell-shaped flowers usually tinged with green
    Fritillaria liliaceae.
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White frost

  • . See Hoarfrost.
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white fungus

  • noun a fungus that attacks living fish and tadpoles and spawn causing white fungus disease: a coating of white hyphae on especially peripheral parts (as fins)
    Saprolegnia ferax.
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White game

  • (Zoöl.), the white ptarmigan.
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White garnet

  • (Min.), leucite.
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white globe lily

  • noun globe lily having open branched clusters of egg-shaped white flowers; southern California
    Calochortus albus; white fairy lantern.
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white gold

  • noun a pale alloy of gold usually with platinum or nickel or palladium
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white goods

  • noun large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel
  • noun drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
    household linen.
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White grass

  • (Bot.), an American grass (Leersia Virginica) with greenish-white paleæ.
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White grouse

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) The white ptarmigan. (b) The prairie chicken. Local, U. S.
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White grub

  • (Zoöl.), the larva of the June bug and other allied species. These grubs eat the roots of grasses and other plants, and often do much damage.
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White hake

  • (Zoöl.), the squirrel hake. See under Squirrel.
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White hawk, ∨ kite

  • (Zoöl.), the hen harrier.
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White heat

  • noun the hotness of something heated until it turns white
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  • the temperature at which bodies become incandescent, and appear white from the bright light which they emit.
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white heather

  • noun heath of mountains of western United States having bell-shaped white flowers
    Cassiope mertensiana.
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White hellebore

  • noun North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally
    Indian poke; American hellebore; Veratrum viride; bugbane.
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  • (Bot.), a plant of the genus Veratrum (V. album) See Hellebore, 2.
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White herring

  • a fresh, or unsmoked, herring, as distinguished from a red, or cured, herring. R. Shak.
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white honeysuckle

  • noun bushy honeysuckle with twining branches and white or yellow-white flowers; southern United States
    Lonicera albiflora.
  • noun shrub growing in swamps throughout the eastern United States and having small white to pinkish flowers resembling honeysuckle
    Rhododendron viscosum; swamp honeysuckle; swamp azalea.
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White hoolet

  • (Zoöl.), the barn owl. Prov. Eng.
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white hope

  • noun someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field
    great white hope.
    • this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy
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white horehound

  • noun European aromatic herb with hairy leaves and numerous white flowers in axillary cymes; leaves yield a bitter extract use medicinally and as flavoring
    common horehound; Marrubium vulgare.
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white horse

  • noun a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
    whitecap; white horse.
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white horse nettle

  • noun weedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowers; roundish berry widely used to curdle milk; central United States to South America
    silver-leaved nettle; silver-leaved nightshade; trompillo; prairie berry; purple nightshade; silverleaf nightshade; Solanum elaeagnifolium.
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White horses

  • noun a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
    whitecap; white horse.
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  • (Naut.), white-topped waves; whitecaps.
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white house

  • noun the chief executive department of the United States government
    EXEC.
  • noun the government building that serves as the residence and office of the President of the United States
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White ibis

  • (Zoöl.), an American ibis (Guara alba) having the plumage pure white, except the tips of the wings, which are black. It inhabits tropical America and the Southern United States. Called also Spanish curlew.
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White iron

  • . (a) Thin sheets of iron coated with tin; tinned iron. (b) A hard, silvery-white cast iron containing a large proportion of combined carbon.
  • . See Cast iron (above).
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White iron pyrites

  • (Min.), marcasite.
  • orthorhombic iron disulphide; marcasite. This includes cockscomb pyrites (a variety of marcasite, named in allusion to its form), spear pyrites, etc.
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white knight

  • noun a company that is a friendly acquirer in a takeover
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White land

  • a tough clayey soil, of a whitish hue when dry, but blackish after rain. Eng.
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White lark

  • (Zoöl.), the snow bunting.
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White lead

  • noun a poisonous white pigment that contains lead
    lead carbonate; ceruse.
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  • . (a) A carbonate of lead much used in painting, and for other purposes; ceruse. (b) (Min.) Native lead carbonate; cerusite.
  • hydrated carbonate of lead, obtained as a white, amorphous powder, and much used as an ingredient of white paint.
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white lead ore

  • noun a mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead
    cerussite.
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White leather

  • noun a leather that has been treated with alum and/or salt
    whit leather.
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  • buff leather; leather tanned with alum and salt.
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White leg

  • noun painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth
    milk leg; phlegmasia alba dolens.
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  • (Med.), milk leg. See under Milk.
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White lettuce

  • noun herb of northeastern North America having drooping clusters of yellowish-white flowers; sometimes placed in genus Prenanthes
    cankerweed; Nabalus alba; Prenanthes alba.
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  • (Bot.), rattlesnake root. See under Rattlesnake.
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White lie

  • noun an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)
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  • . See under Lie.
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White light

  • . (a) (Physics) Light having the different colors in the same proportion as in the light coming directly from the sun, without having been decomposed, as by passing through a prism. See the Note under Color, n., 1. (b) A kind of firework which gives a brilliant white illumination for signals, etc.
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white lily

  • noun lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers
    Madonna lily; Lent lily; Lilium candidum; Annunciation lily.
  • noun white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
    lotus; Nymphaea lotus; Egyptian water lily; white lily.
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White lime

  • a solution or preparation of lime for whitewashing; whitewash.
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White line

  • noun a white stripe in the middle of a road to mark traffic lanes
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  • (Print.), a void space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a blank line.
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white lotus

  • noun white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
    lotus; Nymphaea lotus; Egyptian water lily; white lily.
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white lung

  • noun acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
    adult respiratory distress syndrome; ARDS; wet lung.
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white lupine

  • noun white-flowered Eurasian herb widely cultivated for forage and erosion control
    wolf bean; Egyptian lupine; field lupine; Lupinus albus.
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white madder

  • noun Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America
    Galium mollugo; wild madder; false baby's breath; white bedstraw; infant's-breath.
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white magic

  • noun magic used only for good purposes
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white maire

  • noun small New Zealand tree having red pulpy one-seeded fruit
    Olea lanceolata.
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white mallee

  • noun small shrubby mallee
    Eucalyptus dumosa; congoo mallee.
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white mallow

  • noun European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac-pink flowers
    marsh mallow; Althea officinalis.
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white man

  • noun a man who is White
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white man's burden

  • noun the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects
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white mangrove

  • noun a small to medium-sized tree growing in brackish water especially along the shores of the southwestern Pacific
    Avicennia officinalis.
  • noun shrub to moderately large tree that grows in brackish water along the seacoasts of western Africa and tropical America; locally important as a source of tannin
    Laguncularia racemosa.
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white marlin

  • noun small marlin (to 180 pounds) of western Atlantic
    Makaira albida.
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white matsutake

  • noun a large white mushroom that develops brown stains as it ages; gills are white; odor is spicy and aromatic; collected commercially for oriental cooking the Pacific Northwest
    Armillaria ponderosa.
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white matter

  • noun whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths
    substantia alba.
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White meat

  • noun meat carved from the breast of a fowl
    breast.
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  • . (a) Any light-colored flesh, especially of poultry. (b) Food made from milk or eggs, as butter, cheese, etc.
    Driving their cattle continually with them, and feeding only upon their milk and white meats. Spenser.
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white melilot

  • noun biennial plant; valuable honey plant
    Melilotus alba; white melilot.
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White merganser

  • (Zoöl.), the smew.
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White metal

  • noun an alloy (often of lead or tin base) used for bearings
    bearing metal.
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  • . (a) Any one of several white alloys, as pewter, britannia, etc. (b) (Metal.) A fine grade of copper sulphide obtained at a certain stage in copper smelting.
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white milkweed

  • noun tall herb with leafless white waxy stems and whitish starlike flowers; southwestern United States
    Asclepias albicans.
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White miller

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) The common clothes moth. (b) A common American bombycid moth (Spilosoma Virginica) which is pure white with a few small black spots; called also ermine moth, and virgin moth. See Woolly bear, under Woolly.
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White money

  • silver money.
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white mountain ash

  • noun large tree with dark compact bark on lower trunk but smooth and white above; yields lumber similar to that of European or American ashes
    Eucalyptus fraxinoides.
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White mouse

  • (Zoöl.), the albino variety of the common mouse.
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white mulberry

  • noun Asiatic mulberry with white to pale red fruit; leaves used to feed silkworms
    Morus alba.
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white mullein

  • noun densely hairy Eurasian herb with racemose white flowers; naturalized in North America
    Verbascum lychnitis.
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White mullet

  • noun silvery mullet of Atlantic and Pacific coasts
    Mugil curema.
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  • (Zoöl.), a silvery mullet (Mugil curema) ranging from the coast of the United States to Brazil; called also blue-back mullet, and liza.
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white mustard

  • noun Eurasian mustard cultivated for its pungent seeds; a source of table mustard and mustard oil
    Sinapis alba; Brassica hirta.
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white nile

  • noun a headstream of the Nile; joins the Blue Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile
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white noise

  • noun a noise produced by a stimulus containing all of the audible frequencies of vibration
    • white noise is a good masking agent
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White nun

  • (Zoöl.), the smew; so called from the white crest and the band of black feathers on the back of its head, which give the appearance of a hood.
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White oak

  • noun any of numerous Old World and American oaks having 6 to 8 stamens in each floret, acorns that mature in one year and leaf veins that never extend beyond the margin of the leaf
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  • . (Bot.) See under Oak.
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White of a seed

  • (Bot.), the albumen. See Albumen, 2.
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White of egg

  • the viscous pellucid fluid which surrounds the yolk in an egg, particularly in the egg of a fowl. In a hen's egg it is alkaline, and contains about 86 per cent of water and 14 per cent of solid matter, the greater portion of which is egg albumin. It likewise contains a small amount of globulin, and traces of fats and sugar, with some inorganic matter. Heated above 60° C. it coagulates to a solid mass, owing to the albumin which it contains. Parr.
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White of the eye

  • (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the eye surrounding the transparent cornea.
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white onion sauce

  • noun veloute sauce with sauteed chopped onions and whipping cream
    Soubise.
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white out

  • verb cover up with a liquid correction fluid
    whiteout.
    • white-out the typo
  • verb widen the interlinear spacing by inserting leads
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White owl

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) The snowy owl. (b) The barn owl.
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white pages

  • noun a telephone directory or section of a directory (usually printed on white paper) where the names of people are listed alphabetically along with their telephone numbers
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white paper

  • noun a government report; bound in white
    white book.
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White partridge

  • (Zoöl.), the white ptarmigan.
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white pelican

  • noun large American pelican; white with black wing feathers
    Pelecanus erythrorhynchos.
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white people

  • noun a light-skinned race
    Caucasoid race; White people; Caucasian race.
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white pepper

  • noun climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
    pepper; common pepper; Piper nigrum; black pepper; Madagascar pepper.
  • noun pepper ground from husked peppercorns
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White perch

  • noun small silvery food and game fish of eastern United States streams
    Morone americana; silver perch.
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  • . (Zoöl.) (a) A North American fresh-water bass (Morone Americana) valued as a food fish. (b) The croaker, or fresh-water drum. (c) Any California surf fish.
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white person

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White; Caucasian.
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White pine

  • noun any of several five-needled pines with white wood and smooth usually light grey bark when young; especially the eastern white pine
  • noun soft white wood of white pine trees
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  • . (Bot.) See the Note under Pine.
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white pine blister rust

  • noun any of several diseases of pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium and marked by destructive invasion of bark and sapwood and producing blisters externally
    blister rust; white pine blister rust.
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white plague

  • noun involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
    phthisis; consumption; pulmonary tuberculosis; wasting disease.
  • noun an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
    drug addiction.
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white popinac

  • noun low scrubby tree of tropical and subtropical North America having white flowers tinged with yellow resembling mimosa and long flattened pods
    lead tree; Leucaena leucocephala; Leucaena glauca.
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White poplar

  • noun a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces
    aspen poplar; silver-leaved poplar; white aspen; Populus alba; abele.
  • noun light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer
    true tulipwood; whitewood; tulipwood; yellow poplar.
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  • (Bot.), a European tree (Populus alba) often cultivated as a shade tree in America; abele.
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White poppy

  • (Bot.), the opium-yielding poppy. See Poppy.
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white potato

  • noun annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
    Solanum tuberosum; white potato; potato.
  • noun an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
    potato; spud; murphy; Irish potato; tater.
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white potato vine

  • noun annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
    Solanum tuberosum; white potato; potato.
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White powder

  • a kind of gunpowder formerly believed to exist, and to have the power of exploding without noise. Obs.
    A pistol charged with white powder. Beau. & Fl.
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white pox

  • noun a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
    milk pox; pseudovariola; West Indian smallpox; Kaffir pox; pseudosmallpox; variola minor; Cuban itch; alastrim.
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white prairie aster

  • noun perennial of western North America having white flowers
    Aster falcatus.
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White precipitate

  • . (Old Chem.) See under Precipitate.
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White rabbit

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) The American northern hare in its winter pelage. (b) An albino rabbit.
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white race

  • noun a light-skinned race
    Caucasoid race; White people; Caucasian race.
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White rent

  • (a) (Eng. Law) Formerly, rent payable in silver; opposed to black rent. See Blackmail, n., 3. (b) A rent, or duty, of eight pence, payable yearly by every tinner in Devon and Cornwall to the Duke of Cornwall, as lord of the soil. Prov. Eng.
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White rhinoceros

  • noun large light-grey African rhinoceros having two horns; endangered; sometimes placed in genus Diceros
    Ceratotherium simum; Diceros simus.
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  • . (Zoöl.) (a) The one-horned, or Indian, rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Indicus). See Rhinoceros. (b) The umhofo.
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White ribbon

  • the distinctive badge of certain organizations for the promotion of temperance or of moral purity; as, the White-ribbon Army.
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white rice

  • noun having husk or outer brown layers removed
    polished rice.
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white river

  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
    White.
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white rocket

  • noun from Mediterranean region; a naturalized weed throughout southern Europe
    Diplotaxis erucoides.
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white room

  • noun a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria; used in laboratory work and in assembly or repair of precision equipment
    clean room.
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White rope

  • (Naut.), untarred hemp rope.
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White rot

  • . (Bot.) (a) Either of several plants, as marsh pennywort and butterwort, which were thought to produce the disease called rot in sheep. (b) A disease of grapes. See White rot, under Rot.
  • (Bot.), a disease of grapes, first appearing in whitish pustules on the fruit, caused by the fungus Coniothyrium diplodiella. F. L. Scribner.
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white russia

  • noun a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
    Belarus; Byelarus; Republic of Belarus; Belorussia; Byelorussia.
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white russian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia
    Byelorussian; Belorussian.
  • noun a cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk or cream
  • noun the Slavic language spoken in Belarus
    Byelorussian; Belarusian.
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white rust

  • noun fungus causing a disease characterized by a white powdery mass of conidia
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White sage

  • noun perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United States
    Artemisia ludoviciana; western mugwort; prairie sage; cudweed; Artemisia gnaphalodes.
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  • (Bot.), a white, woolly undershrub (Eurotia lanata) of Western North America; called also winter fat.
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white sale

  • noun a sale of household linens
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White salmon

  • (Zoöl.), the silver salmon.
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White salt

  • salt dried and calcined; decrepitated salt.
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white sanicle

  • noun American herb having flat-topped clusters of small white flower heads; reputedly a cause of trembles and milk sickness; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium
    white sanicle; Eupatorium rugosum; Ageratina altissima.
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white sauce

  • noun milk thickened with a butter and flour roux
    bechamel sauce; bechamel.
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White scale

  • (Zoöl.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus Nerii) injurious to the orange tree. See Orange scale, under Orange.
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white sea

  • noun a large inlet of the Barents Sea in the northwestern part of European Russia
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white seabass

  • noun a species of large perch noted for its sporting and eating qualities; lives in marine, estuary, and freshwater habitats
    Lates calcarifer; giant seaperch; Asian seabass; barramundi; giant perch.
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white separatism

  • noun a social system in which white people live separately from members of other races
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white separatist

  • noun someone who advocates a society in which white people live separately from members of other races
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White shark

  • noun large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
    man-eating shark; great white shark; Carcharodon carcharias; man-eater.
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  • (Zoöl.), a species of man-eating shark. See under Shark.
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white sheep

  • noun large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and Alaska
    Ovis montana dalli; Dall's sheep; Dall sheep.
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white silk-cotton tree

  • noun massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber
    Ceiba pentandra; God tree; Bombay ceiba; kapok; silk-cotton tree; ceiba tree.
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white slave

  • noun a woman sold into prostitution
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white slaver

  • noun a person who forces women to become prostitutes
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white slime mushroom

  • noun a type of slime mushroom
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white snakeroot

  • noun American herb having flat-topped clusters of small white flower heads; reputedly a cause of trembles and milk sickness; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium
    white sanicle; Eupatorium rugosum; Ageratina altissima.
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white snapdragon

  • noun California plant with slender racemes of white flowers
    Antirrhinum coulterianum.
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White softening

  • . (Med.) See Softening of the brain, under Softening.
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white spanish broom

  • noun low European broom having trifoliate leaves and yellowish-white flowers
    Cytisus multiflorus; Cytisus albus; white broom.
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White spruce

  • noun medium-sized spruce of northeastern North America having short blue-green leaves and slender cones
    Picea glauca.
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  • . (Bot.) See Spruce, n., 1.
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White squall

  • (Naut.), a sudden gust of wind, or furious blow, which comes up without being marked in its approach otherwise than by whitecaps, or white, broken water, on the surface of the sea.
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white squire

  • noun a white knight that buys less than a majority interest
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White staff

  • the badge of the lord high treasurer of England. Macaulay.
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White stork

  • noun the common stork of Europe; white with black wing feathers and a red bill
    Ciconia ciconia.
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  • (Zoöl.), the common European stork.
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white stringybark

  • noun stringybark having white wood
    Eucalyptusd eugenioides; thin-leaved stringybark.
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White sturgeon

  • noun valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas
    hausen; beluga; Acipenser huso.
  • noun food and game fish of marine and fresh waters of northwestern coast of North America
    Sacramento sturgeon; Pacific sturgeon; Acipenser transmontanus.
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  • . (Zoöl.) See Shovelnose (d).
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White sucker

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) The common sucker. (b) The common red horse (Moxostoma macrolepidotum).
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white supremacist

  • noun a person who believes that the white race is or should be supreme
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white supremacy

  • noun the prejudice that members of the white race are superior to members of other races
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white sweet clover

  • noun biennial plant; valuable honey plant
    Melilotus alba; white melilot.
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White swelling

  • (Med.), a chronic swelling of the knee, produced by a strumous inflammation of the synovial membranes of the kneejoint and of the cancellar texture of the end of the bone forming the kneejoint; applied also to a lingering chronic swelling of almost any kind.
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white tai

  • noun a branch of the Tai languages
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white tail

  • noun common North American deer; tail has a white underside
    Odocoileus Virginianus; white tail; whitetail; Virginia deer; whitetail deer.
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white thistle

  • noun any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
    prickly poppy; devil's fig; argemone.
  • noun spiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico
    Atriplex lentiformis; quail brush; quail bush.
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white tie

  • noun bow tie worn as part of a man's formal evening dress
  • noun formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
    white tie; tailcoat; tails; tail coat; full dress; dress suit.
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white tie and tails

  • noun formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
    white tie; tailcoat; tails; tail coat; full dress; dress suit.
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white titi

  • noun shrub or small tree of southeastern United States to West Indies and Brazil; grown for the slender racemes of white flowers and orange and crimson foliage
    Cyrilla racemiflora; cyrilla; leatherwood.
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White tombac

  • . See Tombac.
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white trash

  • noun (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
    poor white trash.
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White trout

  • (Zoöl.), the white weakfish, or silver squeteague (Cynoscion nothus), of the Southern United States.
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white trumpet lily

  • noun tall lily have large white trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in the spring
    Lilium longiflorum; Easter lily; Bermuda lily.
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white turnip

  • noun widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root
    Brassica rapa; turnip.
  • noun white root of a turnip plant
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white violet

  • noun short-stemmed violet of eastern North America having fragrant purple-veined white flowers
    Viola blanda; sweet white violet; white violet.
  • noun tall North American perennial with heart-shaped leaves and white flowers with purple streaks
    Canada violet; tall white violet; Viola canadensis.
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White vitriol

  • noun a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc
    zinc sulfate; zinc sulphate; zinc vitriol.
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  • (Chem.), hydrous sulphate of zinc. See White vitriol, under Vitriol.
  • zinc sulphate, a white crystalline substance used in medicine and in dyeing. It is usually obtained by dissolving zinc in sulphuric acid, or by roasting and oxidizing certain zinc ores. Formerly called also vitriol of zinc.
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White wagtail

  • (Zoöl.), the common, or pied, wagtail.
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white walnut

  • noun North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye
    butternut tree; Juglans cinerea; butternut.
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white water

  • noun frothy water as in rapids or waterfalls
    whitewater.
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White wax

  • beeswax rendered white by bleaching.
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white wax tree

  • noun erect evergreen treelike shrub of China and Korea and Japan having acuminate leaves and flowers in long erect panicles; resembles Japanese privet
    Ligustrum lucidum; Chinese privet.
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White whale

  • noun small northern whale that is white when adult
    beluga; Delphinapterus leucas.
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  • (Zoöl.), the beluga.
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White widgeon

  • (Zoöl.), the smew.
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white willow

  • noun large willow tree of Eurasia and North Africa having greyish canescent leaves and grey bark
    Huntingdon willow; Salix alba.
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White wine

  • noun pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
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  • . any wine of a clear, transparent color, bordering on white, as Madeira, sherry, Lisbon, etc.; distinguished from wines of a deep red color, as port and Burgundy. "White wine of Lepe." Chaucer.
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White witch

  • a witch or wizard whose supernatural powers are supposed to be exercised for good and beneficent purposes. Addison. Cotton Mather.
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White wolf

  • noun wolf of Arctic North America having white fur and a black-tipped tail
    Arctic wolf; Canis lupus tundrarum.
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  • . (Zoöl.) (a) A light-colored wolf (Canis laniger) native of Thibet; called also chanco, golden wolf, and Thibetan wolf. (b) The albino variety of the gray wolf.
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white woman

  • noun a woman who is White
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white wood aster

  • noun rhizomatous perennial wood aster of eastern North America with white flowers
    Aster divaricatus.
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White wren

  • (Zoöl.), the willow warbler; so called from the color of the under parts.
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white yam

  • noun grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh
    water yam; Dioscorea alata.
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white zinnia

  • noun subshrub with slender woolly stems and long narrow leaves and flower heads with white rays; southern United States and northern Mexico
    Zinnia acerosa.
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white-alder family

  • noun coextensive with the genus Clethra
    family Clethraceae; Clethraceae.
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white-bellied swallow

  • noun bluish-green-and-white North American swallow; nests in tree cavities
    Iridoprocne bicolor; tree swallow.
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white-berry yew

  • noun yew of southeastern China, differing from the Old World yew in having white berries
    Pseudotaxus chienii.
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white-blaze

White"-blaze` noun
Definitions
  1. See White-face.
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white-blotched

  • adjective satellite having blotches of white
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white-bread

  • adjective satellite of or belonging to or representative of the white middle class
    • white-bread America
    • a white-bread college student
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white-breasted nuthatch

  • noun bluish-grey nuthatch with black head and white breast; of eastern North America
    Sitta carolinensis.
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white-chinned petrel

  • noun large black petrel of southern seas having a white mark on the chin
    Procellaria aequinoctialis.
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white-coat hypertension

  • noun temporary rise in blood pressure in the doctor's office
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white-collar

  • adjective of or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers
    • the coal miner's son aspired to a white-collar occupation as a bookkeeper
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white-crowned sparrow

  • noun finch with black-and-white striped crown
    Zonotrichia leucophrys.
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white-ear

White"-ear` noun
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  1. (Zoöl.) The wheatear.
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white-edged

  • adjective satellite having a white border
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white-eye

White"-eye` noun
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  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small Old World singing of the genus Zosterops, as Zosterops palpebrosus of India, and Z. c&oe;rulescens of Australia. The eyes are encircled by a ring of white feathers, whence the name. Called also bush creeper, and white-eyed tit.
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white-face

White"-face` noun
Definitions
  1. A white mark in the forehead of a horse, descending almost to the nose; -- called also white-blaze.
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white-faced hornet

  • noun North American hornet
    bald-faced hornet; Vespula maculata.
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white-flowered

  • adjective satellite (of plants) having white flowers
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white-foot

White"-foot` noun
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  1. (Far.) A white mark on the foot of a horse, between the fetlock and the coffin.
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white-footed mouse

  • noun American woodland mouse with white feet and underparts
    Peromyscus leucopus; vesper mouse.
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white-fronted

White`-front"ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a white front; as, the white-fronted lemur.
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white-haired

  • adjective satellite showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
    gray-headed; gray; grey-haired; grey-headed; hoary; grizzly; grey; hoar; gray-haired.
    • whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge
    • nodded his hoary head
  • adjective satellite favorite
    blue-eyed; fair-haired.
    • the fair-haired boy of the literary set
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white-headed stilt

  • noun stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck
    Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus.
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white-heart

White"-heart` noun
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  1. (Bot.) A somewhat heart-shaped cherry with a whitish skin.
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white-heart hickory

  • noun smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nut
    black hickory; Carya tomentosa; big-bud hickory; mockernut; mockernut hickory.
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white-hot

  • adjective satellite intensely zealous or fervid
    • fierce white-hot loyalty
  • adjective satellite glowing white with heat
    white.
    • white flames
    • a white-hot center of the fire
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White"-hot` adjective
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  1. White with heat; heated to whiteness, or incandescence.
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white-leaved rockrose

  • noun compact white pubescent shrub of southwestern Europe having pink flowers
    Cistus albidus.
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white-limed

White"-limed` adjective
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  1. Whitewashed or plastered with lime. "White-limed walls." Shak.
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white-lipped

  • adjective satellite having white lips from fear or terror
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white-lipped peccary

  • noun blackish peccary with whitish cheeks; larger than the collared peccary
    Tayassu pecari.
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white-livered

  • adjective satellite easily frightened
    yellow-bellied; yellow; chickenhearted; lily-livered; chicken.
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White"-liv`ered adjective
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  1. Having a pale look; feeble; hence, cowardly; pusillanimous; dastardly.
    They must not be milksops, nor white-livered knights. Latimer.
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white-man's foot

  • noun common European perennial naturalized worldwide; a troublesome weed
    whiteman's foot; Plantago major; cart-track plant; common plantain; broad-leaved plantain.
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white-out

  • verb lose daylight visibility in heavy fog, snow, or rain
    whiteout.
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white-pine rust

  • noun any of several diseases of pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium and marked by destructive invasion of bark and sapwood and producing blisters externally
    blister rust; white pine blister rust.
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white-pink

  • adjective satellite of pink tinged with white; a light tint of pink
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white-pot

White"-pot` noun
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  1. A kind of food made of milk or cream, eggs, sugar, bread, etc., baked in a pot. King.
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white-rayed mule's ears

  • noun herb with basal leaves and leafy hairy stems bearing solitary flower heads with white or pale cream-colored rays; northwestern United States
    Wyethia helianthoides.
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white-ribbed

  • adjective satellite having white ribs
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white-rumped shrike

  • noun a butcherbird of western North America; grey with white underparts
    Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides.
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white-seeded

  • adjective satellite having white seeds
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white-shoe

  • adjective satellite denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative
    • the politician tried to hide his white-shoe background
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white-stemmed filaree

  • noun low annual European herb naturalized in America; similar to alfilaria
    Erodium moschatum; muskus grass; musk clover.
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white-streaked

  • adjective satellite having white streaks
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white-tailed deer

  • noun common North American deer; tail has a white underside
    Odocoileus Virginianus; white tail; whitetail; Virginia deer; whitetail deer.
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white-tailed jackrabbit

  • noun largest hare of northern plains and western mountains of United States; brownish-grey in summer and pale grey in winter; tail nearly always all white
    Lepus townsendi; whitetail jackrabbit.
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white-tailed kite

  • noun grey-and-white American kite of warm and tropical regions
    Elanus leucurus.
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white-tailed sea eagle

  • noun bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland
    erne; grey sea eagle; Haliatus albicilla; gray sea eagle; European sea eagle; ern.
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white-throated sparrow

  • noun common North American finch with a white patch on the throat and black-and-white striped crown
    whitethroat; Zonotrichia albicollis.
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white-tie

  • adjective satellite requiring white ties and tailcoats for men
    • a white-tie occasion
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white-tipped shark

  • noun large deep-water shark with white-tipped dorsal fin; worldwide distribution; most dangerous shark
    Carcharinus longimanus; whitetip shark; oceanic whitetip shark.
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white-topped aster

  • noun herb having corymbose white-rayed flowers with scaly bracts and silky indehiscent fruits
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white-water

White"-wa`ter noun
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  1. (Far.) A dangerous disease of sheep.
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whited sepulcher

  • noun a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
    whited sepulcher.
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whited sepulchre

  • noun a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
    whited sepulcher.
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whiting-mop

Whit"ing-mop` noun
Definitions
Obs.
  1. (Zoöl.) A young whiting. Prov. Eng.
  2. A fair lass. "This pretty whiting-mop." Massinger.
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woodland white violet

  • noun short-stemmed violet of eastern North America having fragrant purple-veined white flowers
    Viola blanda; sweet white violet; white violet.
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yellow-white

  • adjective satellite of a white tinged with yellow
    yellow-white.
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yellowish-white

  • adjective satellite of a white tinged with yellow
    yellow-white.
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yukon white birch

  • noun Alaskan birch with white to pale brown bark
    Betula neoalaskana.
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Zinc white

  • noun a white pigment used in house paints; consists of zinc oxide
    Chinese white.
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  • a white powder consisting of zinc oxide, used as a pigment.
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