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white bass
/bas/ an edible freshwater fish, Morone chrysops, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River drainage, silvery with yellow below and having the sides streaked with blackish lines. ...
White Bear Lake
a city in E Minnesota: summer resort. 22,538. * * *
white bear.
See polar bear. [1590-1600] * * *
white belt
—white-belt, adj. Martial Arts. 1. a white cloth waistband worn by a beginner in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate. 2. a beginner or novice in one of the martial ...
white birch
1. the European birch, Betula pendula, yielding a hard wood. 2. See paper birch. [1780-90] * * * ▪ tree group   any of several species of ornamental and timber trees of the ...
white blood cell
any of various nearly colorless cells of the immune system that circulate mainly in the blood and lymph and participate in reactions to invading microorganisms or foreign ...
white book
an official report issued by a government, usually bound in white. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
white bread
any white or light-colored bread made from finely ground, usu. bleached, flour. [1300-50] * * *
white bucks
/buks/ casual oxford shoes made of white buckskin. * * *
white bush (scallop)
☆ white bush (scallop) or white bush n. a variety of summer squash having a saucer-shaped white fruit, scalloped around the edges * * *
white butterfly
Any of several lepidopteran species of the family Pieridae that are found worldwide. Adults have a wingspan of 1.5–2.5 in. (38–63 mm); the wings are white, with black ...
white cake
white cake n. a cake that is pale in color because its batter contains the whites of eggs but no yolks * * *
white campion.
See evening campion. * * *
white cast iron.
See white iron. * * *
white cedar
1. any of several chiefly coniferous trees valued for their wood, esp. Chamaecyparis thyoides, of the eastern U.S., or Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar), of northeastern ...
white cell
white cell n. LEUKOCYTE * * *
white chip
Chiefly Poker. a white-colored chip having the lowest value (contrasted with blue chip). [1895-1900] * * *
white chocolate
a chocolate-type product made of milk and sugar that are cooked together until highly condensed and then mixed with cocoa butter. * * *
White Christmas
a song by Irving Berlin. It has become a traditional song for Christmas, when many people hope that there will be snow. The song was first written for the film Holiday Inn (1942) ...
White City
an area of north-west London, England, where there used to be a famous sports stadium. The Olympic Games took place there in 1908, and for most of the 20th century it was a ...
white cliffs of Dover
n [pl] the tall chalk cliffs on the south-eastern coast of England, around the port of Dover. They can be seen from several miles away at sea, so they are the first part of ...
white cloud
a small, brightly colored freshwater fish, Tanichthys albonubes, native to China: popular in home aquariums. [by ellipsis from White Cloud Mountain fish, after a hill of the same ...
white clover
a clover, Trifolium repens, having white flowers, common in pastures and meadows. See illus. under clover. [bef. 1100; ME; OE] * * *
white coal
Informal. water, as of a stream, used for power. [1880-85] * * *
white corpuscle
white corpuscle n. LEUKOCYTE * * *
white corpuscle.
See white blood cell. [1865-70] * * *
white crab.
See ghost crab. * * *
white crappie
☆ white crappie n. a silvery crappie (Pomoxis annularis) * * *
white crappie.
See under crappie. [1925-30] * * *
white croaker
kingfish (def. 2). * * *
white damp
a poisonous coal-mine gas composed chiefly of carbon monoxide. [1880-85] * * *
white dwarf
Astron. a star, approximately the size of the earth, that has undergone gravitational collapse and is in the final stage of evolution for low-mass stars, beginning hot and white ...
white dwarf star
Any of a class of small, faint stars representing the end point of the evolution of stars without enough mass to become neutron stars or black holes. Named for the white colour ...
white eardrop
Dutchman's-breeches. * * *
white elephant
1. a possession unwanted by the owner but difficult to dispose of: Our Victorian bric-a-brac and furniture were white elephants. 2. a possession entailing great expense out of ...
white ensign
the British naval ensign, consisting of the red cross of St. George on a white field, with the British union occupying the upper quarter along the hoist. [1875-80] * * *
White Father
▪ Roman Catholic society member of  Society of Missionaries of Africa (M.Afr.)        a Roman Catholic international missionary society of priests and brothers whose ...
white feather
Chiefly Brit. 1. a symbol of cowardice. 2. show the white feather, to behave in a cowardly manner. [1775-85; orig. from a white feather in a gamecock's tail, taken as a sign of ...
white fir
1. a tall, narrow fir, Abies concolor, of western North America, yielding a soft wood used for lumber, pulp, boxes, etc. 2. the wood of this tree. 3. any of various similar firs ...
white flag
—white-flag, adj. 1. an all-white banner or piece of cloth, used as a symbol of surrender or truce. 2. hoist, show, or wave the white flag, to give up; weaken; ...
white flight
the movement of whites, esp. middle-class whites, from neighborhoods undergoing racial integration. [1965-70] * * *
white fox
white fox n. the arctic fox in winter, when its fur is white * * *
white fox.
See arctic fox. [1690-1700] * * *
White Friar
a Carmelite friar: so called from the distinctive white cloak worn by the order. [1375-1425; late ME] * * *
white frost
a heavy coating of frost. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
white gasoline
unleaded and uncracked gasoline, designed esp. for use in motorboats. [1925-30] * * *
white ginger
a tall plant, Hedychium coronarium, of the ginger family, native to tropical Asia, having long, broad leaves and showy, fragrant white flowers. Also called ginger lily. * * *
white globe lily
a bulbous Californian plant, Calochortus albus, of the lily family, having egg-shaped white flowers with a purplish base. * * *
white gold
any of several gold alloys colored white by the presence of nickel, palladium, or platinum. [1660-70] * * *
white goods
1. household goods, as bed sheets, tablecloths, and towels, formerly bleached and finished in white but now often patterned and colored. 2. bleached goods, esp. cotton or linen ...
white gourd.
See wax gourd. * * *
white gum
any of various Australian eucalyptuses having a whitish bark. [1735-45, Amer.] * * *
white hake
a food fish, Urophycis tenuis, inhabiting marine waters, esp. off the North Atlantic coast of the U.S. * * *
White Hart Lane
a well-known football ground in north London. It is the home of Tottenham Hotspur football club. * * *
white hat
—white-hat, white-hatted, adj. Informal. a virtuous hero, esp. in a cowboy movie; good guy. Cf. black hat (def. 1). * * *
white heat
1. a stage of intense activity, excitement, feeling, etc.: The sales campaign is at white heat. 2. an intense heat at which a substance glows with white light. [1700-10] * * *
white hellebore.
See false hellebore. * * *
white hole
1. pigeonhole (def. 3). 2. Astron. a theoretical celestial object into which matter is funneled from a black hole. * * *
white hope
1. a person who is expected to accomplish much in a given field: the white hope of the American theater. 2. Sports. (formerly) a white man who had a good chance of winning the ...
white horse
a white-topped wave; whitecap. [1640-50] * * *
White Horse, Vale of the
Valley, Oxfordshire, England. It is named for the White Horse, a gigantic (374 ft [114 m] long) prehistoric figure of a horse formed by cutting away the turf on the side of a ...
White House
White House the ☆ 1. official residence of the President of the U.S.: a white mansion in Washington, D.C. ☆ 2. the executive branch of the U.S. government * * * 1. the home ...
White House, the
1. Also called Executive Mansion. the official residence of the President of the United States, in Washington, D.C.: a large, two-story, freestone building painted white. 2. the ...
white hunter
1. a white man who acts as guide on African safaris and hunting expeditions. 2. a white man who hunts big game in Africa. [1950-55] * * *
white iron
cast iron having most or all of its carbon in the form of cementite and exhibiting a silvery fracture. Also called white cast iron. [1525-35] * * *
white iron pyrites
white iron pyrites n. MARCASITE * * *
White Island
▪ island, New Zealand       island in the Bay of Plenty, 43 miles (69 km) west of Cape Runaway, eastern North Island, New Zealand. An active volcano, it is the top of a ...
white kerria
jetbead. * * *
white knight
1. a hero who comes to the rescue. 2. a beleaguered champion who fights heroically for a cause, as in politics. 3. Informal. a company that comes to the rescue of another, as to ...
white lead
/led/ 1. a white, heavy powder, basic lead carbonate, 2PbCO3·Pb(OH)2, used as a pigment, in putty, and in medicinal ointments for burns. 2. the putty made from this substance in ...
white leather
leather treated with chemicals, as alum or salt; tawed leather. Also, whitleather. [1400-50; late ME; cf. WHITLEATHER] * * *
white lie
a minor, polite, or harmless lie; fib. * * *
white light
light perceived by the eye as having the same color as sunlight at noon. * * *
white lightning
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. moonshine (def. 1). Also called white mule. [1910-15, Amer.] * * *
white line
1. a stripe of white paint, tiles, or the like, that marks the center or outer edge of a road. 2. a white layer in a horse's hoof. 3. any blank or white part, line, stripe, or ...
white lines
➡ roads and road signs * * *
white liquor
(in making wood pulp for paper) the chemicals used to digest the wood, basically sodium hydroxide and sodium hyposulfite. Cf. black liquor. * * *
white list
1. a list of novels, motion pictures, etc., deemed suitable for juveniles, members of a particular faith, or other specified groups of individuals. 2. a list of persons thought ...
White Lotus
Chinese Buddhist millenarian movement that was often persecuted because of its association with rebellion. The movement had roots in 4th-century worship of the Buddha Amitabha, ...
White Lotus Rebellion
▪ Chinese history       (1796–1804), large-scale uprising in the mountainous regions of central China that contributed to the decline of the Qing dynasty ...
white lotus.
See under Egyptian lotus (def. 1). * * *
white lung
asbestosis. * * *
white lupine.
See under lupine1. * * *
white magic
magic used for good purposes, esp. to counteract evil (contrasted with black magic). * * *
white mahogany
1. an Australian eucalyptus, Eucalyptus acmenioides. 2. the hard, heavy wood of this tree, used for making railroad ties, posts, etc. 3. primavera (def. 2). * * *
white man's burden
the alleged duty of the white race to care for subject peoples of other races in its colonial possessions. [after a poem of the same title by Rudyard Kipling (1899)] * * *
white man’s burden
(old use rather offensive) a phrase that was used mainly in the 19th century to express the idea that European countries had a duty to run the countries and organizations of ...
white Mariposa
a Mariposa lily, Calochortus venustus, having white or pale lilac flowers. * * *
white market
—white-market, adj. (in a system of rationing) the buying and selling of unused ration coupons at a fluctuating legal price based on the supply of and demand for the rationed ...
white marlin
a small marlin, Tetrapterus albidus, inhabiting the western Atlantic Ocean, pale blue above and silvery below. * * *
white matter
Anat. nerve tissue, esp. of the brain and spinal cord, which primarily contains myelinated fibers and is nearly white in color. Cf. gray matter (def. 1). [1830-40] * * *
white meat
1. any meat that is light-colored before cooking, as veal or chicken (distinguished from red meat). 2. meat that is light-colored after cooking, as veal or breast of chicken or ...
white melilot
a Eurasian plant, Melilotus alba, of the legume family, naturalized in the U.S., having white flowers. Also called Bokhara clover. * * *
white metal
any of various light-colored alloys, as Babbitt metal or Britannia metal. [1605-15] * * *
white mica
      fine-grained variety of any of the silicate minerals muscovite, paragonite, or talc (qq.v.). * * *
White Mountain, Battle of
(1620) Decisive battle near Prague at the beginning of the Thirty Years' War. The Catholic forces of Maximilian I, duke of Bavaria, commanded by count von Tilly, defeated the ...
White Mountains
a mountain range in N New Hampshire, part of the Appalachian Mountains. Highest peak, Mt. Washington, 6293 ft. (1918 m). * * * Segment of the Appalachian Mountains. It extends ...
white mulberry.
See under mulberry (def. 2). [1600-10] * * *
white mule
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. moonshine (def. 1). Also called white lightning. [1925-30, Amer.] * * *
white mustard
white mustard n. an annual mustard (Brassica hirta) that has seeds which are ground and made into a paste used as a condiment * * *
white mustard.
See under mustard (def. 2). [1725-35] * * *
White Nile
the part of the Nile that flows NE to Khartoum, Sudan. ab. 500 mi. (800 km) long. Cf. Nile. * * *
White Nile River
▪ river, The Sudan Arabic  Al-baḥr Al-abyaḍ,    section of the Nile between Malakāl and Khartoum, The Sudan. It is formed by the confluence of the Mountain Nile ...
white noise
1. Also called white sound. a steady, unvarying, unobtrusive sound, as an electronically produced drone or the sound of rain, used to mask or obliterate unwanted sounds. 2. ...
white oak
1. an oak, Quercus alba, of eastern North America, having a light-gray to white bark and yielding a hard, durable wood: the state tree of Connecticut and Maryland. 2. any of ...
White Oak
a town in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C. 13,700. * * * ▪ species  any member of a group or subgenus (Leucobalanus) of North American ornamental and timber shrubs ...
White of Hull, Vincent Gordon Lindsay White
▪ 1996       BARON, British business tycoon and ruthless takeover expert who used his formidable skills to build Hanson PLC into one of the U.K.'s largest international ...
white pages
the white pages of a telephone directory, or sometimes a separate volume, in which subscribers are listed alphabetically. Cf. yellow pages. * * *
white paper
/hwuyt" pay"peuhr, wuyt"/ for 1; /hwuyt"pay'peuhr, wuyt"/ for 2-4 1. paper bleached white. 2. an official governmental report. 3. an authoritative report issued by any ...
White Pass
a mountain pass in SE Alaska, near Skagway. 2888 ft. (880 m) high. * * *
white pepper
a condiment prepared from the husked dried berries of the pepper plant, used either whole or ground. * * *
white perch
1. a small game fish, Morone americana, greenish-gray above and silvery below, inhabiting streams along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. 2. See freshwater drum. 3. See silver perch ...
white pine
1. a large, irregularly branched pine, Pinus strobus, of eastern North America, having gray bark and yielding a light-colored, soft, light wood of great commercial importance. 2. ...
white plague
tuberculosis, esp. pulmonary tuberculosis. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
White Plains
a city in SE New York, near New York City: battle 1776. 46,999. * * * ▪ New York, United States       city, seat (1778) of Westchester county, New York, U.S. It lies ...
white poplar
1. Also called abele. an Old World poplar, Populus alba, widely cultivated in the U.S., having the underside of the leaves covered with a dense silvery-white down. 2. the soft, ...
white potato
potato (def. 1). [1785-95, Amer.] * * *
White Rabbit
a character in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. He is the white rabbit that Alice follows down a hole at the beginning of the story. He is worried that he is late for ...
white race
white race n. loosely the Caucasoid group of mankind: see CAUCASOID * * *
white rainbow
fogbow. * * *
white rat
an albino variety of the Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus, used in biological experiments. * * *
White River
1. a river flowing SE from NW Arkansas into the Mississippi River. 690 mi. (1110 km) long. 2. a river flowing NE from NW Nebraska to the Missouri River in S South Dakota. 325 mi. ...
White Rock
1. a city in SW British Columbia, in SW Canada, SE of Vancouver. 13,550. 2. one of a variety of white Plymouth Rock chickens. [1940-45, Amer. for def. 2] * * * ▪ British ...
white room
☆ white room n. a room from which all contaminants have been eliminated and in which temperature, humidity, and pressure are controlled: used for assembly and repair of ...
white rose
Eng. Hist. the emblem of the royal house of York. Cf. red rose, Wars of the Roses. [1550-60] * * *
white rot
1. a decay of wood caused by lignase-producing fungi, esp. Phanerochaete chrysosporium. 2. a fungal disease of onions and related plants caused by Sclerotinia cepivorum. 3. any ...
White Russia
Byelorussia. * * *       former region of eastern Europe that is roughly coextensive with present-day Belarus (q.v.), or Belorussia. * * *
White Russian
1. Byelorussian (def. 2). 2. a Russian who fought against the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution. 3. Byelorussian (def. 3). 4. a cocktail of vodka, cream, and Kahlúa or crème ...
White Russian Soviet Socialist Republic
Byelorussia (def. 1). * * *
white rust
1. Plant Pathol. a disease of plants, characterized by pustules of white spores on affected parts that become yellow and malformed, caused by fungi of the genus Albugo. 2. any ...
white sage
1. Also called greasewood. a shrubby plant, Salvia apiana, of the mint family, native to southern California, having white, hairy foliage and spikes of white or pale lavender ...
white sale
a sale of sheets, pillowcases, and other white goods. [1920-25] * * *
white salmon
the yellowtail, Seriola lalandei. [1605-15] * * *
white sandalwood.
See under sandalwood (def. 2). * * *
White Sands Missile Range
a U.S. Army military testing ground for rockets and guided missiles in SW New Mexico, W of Alamogordo. * * *
White Sands National Monument
National monument, south-central New Mexico, U.S. Established in 1933, it covers 225 sq mi (583 sq km) and lies between the San Andres and the Sacramento mountains. Its white ...
white sapote
a tropical American tree, Casimiroa edulis, of the rue family, having greenish, inconspicuous flowers and tomatolike fleshy fruit that is yellow on the inside and gray or ...
white sapphire
Mineral. a colorless variety of corundum, used as a gemstone. * * *
white sauce
a sauce made of butter, flour, seasonings, and milk or sometimes chicken or veal stock; béchamel. [1715-25] * * *
White Sea
an arm of the Arctic Ocean, in the NW Russian Federation in Europe. ab. 36,000 sq. mi. (93,240 sq. km). * * * Sea, extension of the Arctic Ocean, northwestern Russia. Almost ...
white sea bass
/bas/ a large weakfish, Atractoscion nobilis, occurring along the Pacific coast of North America and popular as a sport and food fish. [1880-85] * * *
White Sea–Baltic Canal
▪ canal, Russia Russian  Belomorsko-baltiysky Kanal,         system of rivers, lakes, and canals in northwestern Russia that connects the White Sea to Lake Onega, ...
White Settlement
a town in N Texas. 13,508. * * *
white shark
white shark or great white shark n. a huge, man-eating mackerel shark (Carcharodon carcharias) of tropical and warm seas: see SHARK2 * * * ▪ fish also called  great white ...
white shark.
See great white shark. [1665-75] * * *
white slave
—white-slave, adj. 1. a woman who is sold or forced into prostitution. 2. a white person held as a slave. [1825-35] * * *
White Slave Act.
See Mann Act. * * *
white slaver
a person engaged in white-slave traffic or business. [1910-15] * * *
white slavery
the condition of or traffic in white slaves. [1815-25] * * *
white snakeroot
a North American boneset, Eupatorium rugosum, that has heads of white flowers and causes trembles and milk sickness. Also called Indian sanicle. [1810-20, Amer.] * * * ▪ ...
white sound.
See white noise. * * *
white space
the unprinted area of a piece of printing, as of a poster or newspaper page, or of a portion of a piece of printing, as of an advertisement; blank space: White space is as ...
White Springs
▪ Florida, United States       town, Hamilton county, northern Florida, U.S. It lies on the north bank of the Suwannee River at the site of some mineral springs, about ...
white spruce
1. a spruce, Picea glauca, of northern North America, having bluish-green needles and silvery-brown bark. 2. the light, soft wood of this tree, used for pulp and in the ...
white squall
Naut. a whirlwind at sea or a violent disturbance of small radius not accompanied by clouds but indicated merely by whitecaps and turbulent water. * * *
white stock
Cookery. a stock of veal bones, vegetables, herbs, and seasonings: used as the basis for sauces and soups. * * *
white stork
a large Eurasian stork, Ciconia ciconia, having white plumage with black in the wings and a red bill. See illus. under stork. [1785-95] * * *
White Stripes
▪ American rock duo       American rock duo from Detroit, known for combining punk, folk, country, and blues. Original band members were Jack White (original name John ...
white sturgeon
a dark gray sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus, inhabiting marine and fresh waters along the northwestern coast of North America, valued as a food and sport fish. Also called ...
White Sulphur Springs
▪ West Virginia, United States       resort city, Greenbrier county, southeastern West Virginia, U.S. It lies in the Allegheny Mountains at an elevation of 1,880 feet ...
white supremacy
—white supremacist. the belief, theory, or doctrine that the white race is superior to all other races, esp. the black race, and should therefore retain control in all ...
white tie
1. formal evening dress for men (distinguished from black tie). 2. a white bow tie for men, worn with formal evening dress. * * *
White Tower
the oldest part of the Tower of London. It is a large Norman keep (= an ancient castle, built to be very strong) made of white stone at the centre of the group of buildings. In ...
white trash
Slang (disparaging and offensive). 1. a member of the class of poor whites, esp. in the southern U.S. 2. poor whites collectively. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
white truffle
an edible fungus, Tuber magnatum pico, occurring in certain parts of northern Italy, and considered a great delicacy. * * *
white trumpet lily
a lily, Lilium longiflorum, of Japan, having fragrant, pure white, trumpet-shaped flowers nearly 7 in. (18 cm) in length. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
white turnip
the turnip, Brassica rapa. * * *
white vitriol
white vitriol n. ZINC SULFATE * * *
white vitriol.
See zinc sulfate. * * *
White Volta
a river in W Africa, in Ghana: a branch of the Volta River. ab. 550 mi. (885 km) long. Cf. Volta (def. 2). * * *
White Volta River
River, Burkina Faso and Ghana, western Africa. It rises in Burkina Faso (where it is known as the Nakanbe) and flows southwest for about 400 mi (640 km) to empty into Lake Volta ...
white walnut
butternut (def. 1). [1735-45, Amer.] * * *
white water
1. frothy water, as in whitecaps and rapids. 2. light-colored seawater over a shoal, sandy bottom, etc. [1580-90] * * *
white water lily
any water lily of the genus Nymphaea, esp. N. odorata, having fragrant, white flowers. * * *
white wavey.
See under wavey. [1775-85] * * *
white wax
a yellowish-white, somewhat translucent, tasteless solid, prepared by bleaching beeswax, used chiefly in pharmacy. [1535-45] * * *
white whale
beluga (def. 2). [1680-90] * * *
white wine
wine having a yellowish to amber color derived from the light-colored grapes used in production, or from dark grapes whose skins, pulp, and seeds have been removed before ...
white wood aster
a composite plant, Aster divaricatus, of North America, having flat-topped clusters of white ray flowers and growing in dry woods. [1930-35] * * *
white work
needlework done in white on fine white cloth, esp. linen. Also, whitework. [1860-65; WHITE + WORK] * * *
white zinfandel
a medium-sweet rosé wine made from zinfandel grapes. * * *
White, Al
▪ American athlete in full  Albert Cosad White   born May 14, 1895, Oakland, Calif., U.S. died July 8, 1982, Richmond, Calif.       American athlete, the first diver ...
White, Alma Bridwell
▪ American religious leader née  Mollie Alma Bridwell   born June 16, 1862, Kinniconick, Lewis county, Ky., U.S. died June 26, 1946, Zarephath, N.J.       American ...
White, Andrew Dickson
▪ American educator and diplomat born November 7, 1832, Homer, New York, U.S. died November 4, 1918, Ithaca, New York  American educator and diplomat, founder and first ...
White, Barry
▪ 2004 Barry Eugene Carter        American rhythm-and-blues singer (b. Sept. 12, 1944, Galveston, Texas—d. July 4, 2003, Los Angeles, Calif.), possessed one of the ...
White, Byron R(aymond)
born June 8, 1917, Fort Collins, Colo., U.S. died April 15, 2002, Denver, Colo. U.S. jurist. An accomplished athlete, he played football with the Pittsburgh Pirates (now ...
White, Byron R.
▪ United States jurist in full  Byron Raymond White   born June 8, 1917, Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S. died April 15, 2002, Denver  associate justice of the United States ...
White, Byron Raymond
▪ 2003 “Whizzer”        American jurist and professional football player (b. June 8, 1917, Fort Collins, Colo.—d. April 15, 2002, Denver, Colo.), served as ...
White, Clarence H.
▪ American photographer in full  Clarence Hudson White  born April 8, 1871, West Carlisle, Ohio, U.S. died July 8, 1925, Mexico City, Mex.       American photographer ...
White, E(lwyn) B(rooks)
White, E(lwyn) B(rooks). 1899-1985. American writer and humorist who contributed essays, editorials, and parodies to the New Yorker. He also wrote children's books, including ...
White, E.B.
▪ American writer in full  Elwyn Brooks White  born July 11, 1899, Mount Vernon, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 1, 1985, North Brooklin, Maine  American essayist and literary ...
White, Edmund
▪ American author in full  Edmund Valentine White  born Jan. 13, 1940, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.       American writer of novels, short fiction, and nonfiction whose ...
White, Edward Douglass
▪ chief justice of United States born Nov. 3, 1845, near Thibodaux, La., U.S. died May 19, 1921, Washington, D.C.  ninth chief justice of the United States (1911–21), whose ...
White, Edward H., II
▪ American astronaut in full  Edward Higgins White II   born Nov. 14, 1930, San Antonio, Texas, U.S. died Jan. 27, 1967, Cape Kennedy, Fla.  first U.S. astronaut to walk in ...
White, Ellen Gould Harmon
▪ American religious leader née  Ellen Gould Harmon  born Nov. 26, 1827, Gorham, Maine, U.S. died July 16, 1915, St. Helena, Calif.       American religious leader ...
White, Gilbert
▪ English naturalist and clergyman born July 18, 1720, Selborne, Hampshire, Eng. died June 26, 1793, Selborne       English naturalist and clergyman, author of The ...
White, Helen Magill
▪ American educator née  Helen Magill  born November 28, 1853, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. died October 28, 1944, Kittery Point, Maine       educator who was the ...
White, James (Springer) and Ellen (Gould)
orig. Ellen Gould Harmon born April 8, 1821, Palmyra, Me., U.S. died June 8, 1881, Battle Creek, Mich. born Nov. 26, 1827, Gorham, Me. died July 16, 1915, St. Helena, ...
White, John
flourished 1585–93 British artist, explorer, and North American colonist. He sailed on an expedition to Greenland in 1577 and returned to England with sketches of the land ...
White, Joseph Blanco
▪ Spanish-English writer original name  José María Blanco y Crespo   born June 11, 1775, Sevilla, Spain died May 20, 1841, Liverpool, Eng.       Spanish-born ...
White, Leonard Dupee
▪ American political scientist and historian born Jan. 17, 1891, Acton, Mass., U.S. died Feb. 23, 1958, Chicago       American political scientist and historian who was ...
White, Leslie A.
▪ American anthropologist in full  Leslie Alvin White  born Jan. 19, 1900, Salida, Colo., U.S. died March 31, 1975, Lone Pine, Calif.       American anthropologist ...
White, Miles Edgren
▪ 2001       American costume designer (b. July 27, 1914, Oakland, Calif.—d. Feb. 17, 2000, New York, N.Y.), had a seven-decade-long career during which he designed ...
White, Minor
born July 9, 1908, Minneapolis, Minn., U.S died June 24, 1976, Cambridge, Mass. U.S. photographer and editor. He began to photograph seriously in 1938 when he went to work for ...
White, Patrick
▪ Australian author in full  Patrick Victor Martindale White   born May 28, 1912, London, Eng. died Sept. 30, 1990, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia       Australian ...
White, Patrick (Victor Martindale)
born May 28, 1912, London, Eng. died Sept. 30, 1990, Sydney, N.S.W., Austrl. Australian writer. As a youth White moved between Australia and England, where he attended ...
White, Pearl
▪ American actress in full  Pearl Fay White  born March 4, 1889, Green Ridge, Mo., U.S. died Aug. 4, 1938, Paris, France  one of the most successful of the early American ...
White, Reggie
▪ 2005 Reginald Howard White        American football player (b. Dec. 19, 1961, Chattanooga, Tenn.—d. Dec. 26, 2004, Huntersville, N.C.), was considered one of the ...
White, Shaun
▪ 2007       Perhaps one of the most memorable sights at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, was American snowboarder Shaun White, known to his fans as the ...
White, Sir Dick Goldsmith
▪ 1994       British intelligence official (b. Dec. 20, 1906, Kent, England—d. Feb. 20, 1993, Sussex, England), was, at the time of his death, the only person to have ...
White, Stanford
born Nov. 9, 1853, New York, N.Y., U.S. died June 25, 1906, New York City U.S. architect. He trained with Henry Hobson Richardson. In 1880 he formed an architectural firm with ...
White, T H
▪ British writer born May 29, 1906, Bombay, India died Jan. 17, 1964, Piraeus, Greece       English novelist, social historian, and satirist who was best known for his ...
White, T(erence) H(anbury)
born May 29, 1906, Bombay, India died Jan. 17, 1964, Piraeus, Greece English novelist, social historian, and satirist. Educated at Cambridge University, White was working as a ...
White, Terence de Vere
▪ 1995       Irish author and editor (b. April 29, 1912, Dublin, Ireland—d. June 17, 1994, London, England), was the influential literary editor of the Irish Times ...
White, Thelma
▪ 2006 Thelma Wolpa        American actress (b. Dec. 4, 1910, Lincoln, Neb.—d. Jan. 11, 2005, Los Angeles, Calif.), appeared in more than 40 movies and was primarily a ...
White, Theodore H(arold)
born May 6, 1915, Boston, Mass., U.S. died May 15, 1986, New York, N.Y. U.S. journalist, historian, and novelist. White became one of Time magazine's first foreign ...
White, Theodore H.
▪ American historian in full  Theodore Harold White   born May 6, 1915, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. died May 15, 1986, New York, New York       American journalist, ...
White, Tim D.
▪ 1996       Did scientists take a giant step toward finding the elusive link between humans and apes? Paleoanthropologist Tim D. White and his team of fossil hunters ...
White, Walter
▪ American civil-rights activist in full  Walter Francis White  born July 1, 1893, Atlanta, Ga., U.S. died March 21, 1955, New York, N.Y.  foremost spokesman for African ...
White, William
▪ American clergyman born April 4, 1748, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [U.S.] died July 17, 1836, Philadelphia       first bishop consecrated in England for the Protestant ...
White, William Allen
born Feb. 10, 1868, Emporia, Kan., U.S. died Jan. 29, 1944, Emporia U.S. journalist. White purchased the Emporia Daily and Weekly Gazette in 1895. His editorial writing was a ...
White,Andrew Dickson
White, Andrew Dickson. 1832-1918. American educator and diplomat who founded Cornell University with Ezra Cornell and was its first president (1868-1885). He also served as U.S. ...
White,Byron Raymond
White, Byron Raymond. Born 1917. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1962-1993). * * *
White,Edward Douglass
White, Edward Douglass. 1845-1921. American jurist who served as an associate justice (1894-1910) and the chief justice (1910-1921) of the U.S. Supreme Court. * * *
White,Patrick
White, Patrick. 1912-1990. Australian writer whose powerfully descriptive and original novels include The Tree of Man (1955) and Voss (1957). He won the 1973 Nobel Prize for ...
White,Stanford
White, Stanford. 1853-1906. American architect. A member of the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, he was particularly known for his interior designs and his ...
White,Terence Hanbury
White, T(erence) H(anbury). 1906-1964. British writer best known for the novel The Once and Future King (1958), a retelling of the Arthurian legend. * * *
White,Theodore Harold
White, T(heodore) H(arold). 1915-1986. American political journalist noted for his commentaries on presidential elections, including The Making of the President 1960 (1961). * * *
White,William Allen
White, William Allen. 1868-1944. American newspaper editor and writer noted for his politically influential editorials and for his autobiography (1946). * * *
white-ant
/hwuyt"ant', wuyt"-/, v.t. Australian Informal. to undermine or subvert from within. [1915-20] * * *
white-bread
/hwuyt"bred', wuyt"-/, adj. Informal (disparaging). 1. pertaining to or characteristic of the white middle class; bourgeois: white-bread liberals. 2. bland; ...
white-collar
/hwuyt"kol"euhr, wuyt"-/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the ranks of office and professional workers whose jobs generally do not involve manual labor or the wearing of a ...
white-collar crime
—white-collar criminal. any of various crimes, as embezzlement, fraud, or stealing office equipment, committed by business or professional people while working at their ...
white-crowned sparrow
/hwuyt"krownd', wuyt"-/ a North American sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys, having black and white stripes on the head. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
white-crownedsparrow
white-crowned sparrow (hwītʹkround', wītʹ-) n. A North American sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) having a pearly gray breast and a black-and-white striped crown. * * *
white-eye
/hwuyt"uy', wuyt"-/, n., pl. white-eyes. any of numerous small, chiefly tropical Old World songbirds of the family Zosteropidae, most of which have a ring of white feathers ...
white-eyed vireo
/hwuyt"uyd', wuyt"-/ a vireo, Vireo griseus, of eastern North America, having olive, yellow, and white plumage, a yellow ring around each eye, and white irises. [1825-35, ...
white-faced
/hwuyt"fayst', wuyt"-/, adj. 1. having a white or pale face. 2. marked with white on the front of the head, as a horse. 3. having a white front or surface. [1585-95] * * *
white-faced hornet.
See under hornet. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
white-flowered gourd
/hwuyt"flow'euhrd, wuyt"-/. See under gourd. * * *
white-floweredgourd
white-flow·ered gourd (hwītʹflou'ərd, wītʹ-) n. See calabash. * * *
white-footed mouse
/hwuyt"foot'id, wuyt"-/ any of several North American woodland mice of the genus Peromyscus, esp. P. leucopus, having white feet and undersides. Also called deer mouse, vesper ...
white-footedmouse
white-foot·ed mouse (hwītʹfo͝otʹĭd, wītʹ-) n. A semidesert mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) of New Mexico that feeds on crop-damaging insects. * * *
white-fringed beetle
/hwuyt"frinjd', wuyt"-/ any of several weevils of the genus Graphognathus, native to South America and now of southeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., whose larvae feed on roots and ...
white-fronted goose
/hwuyt"frun'tid, wuyt"-/ a grayish-brown wild goose, Anser albifrons, of Eurasia and western North America, having a white patch on the front of the face. [1760-70] * * * ▪ ...
white-frontedgoose
white-fronted goose (hwītʹfrŭn'tĭd, wītʹ-) n. A gray-brown wild goose (Anser albifrons) of northern regions of Eurasia and North America, having yellow legs and a white ...
white-glove
/hwuyt"gluv", wuyt"-/, adj. Informal. 1. meticulous; painstaking; minute: a white-glove inspection. 2. immaculate; spotless; sterile: a white-glove environment. Also, ...
white-ground
/hwuyt"grownd', wuyt"-/, adj. pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece from the 6th to the 4th centuries B.C., characterized chiefly by a white ...
white-haired
/hwuyt"haird", wuyt"-/, adj. 1. having white hair. 2. white-headed (def. 3). [1350-1400; ME; see WHITE, HAIR, -ED3] * * *
white-handed gibbon
/hwuyt"han'did, -han"-, wuyt"-/ a gibbon, Hylobates lar, inhabiting Thailand, the Malay Peninsula, and northern Sumatra, varying from black to light buff in color, and having ...
white-headed
/hwuyt"hed"id, wuyt"-/, adj. 1. white-haired (def. 1). 2. having fair or flaxen hair. 3. being especially favored; fair-haired: He's the company's white-headed boy. [1515-25] * * ...
white-hot
/hwuyt"hot", wuyt"-/, adj. 1. extremely hot. 2. showing white heat. 3. exceedingly enthusiastic, ardent, angry, devoted, etc.; impassioned; perfervid: a fierce, white-hot loyalty ...
white-knuckle
/hwuyt"nuk"euhl, wuyt"-/, adj. Informal. 1. causing fear, apprehension, or panic: The plane made a white-knuckle approach to the fogged-in airport. 2. experiencing fear, terror, ...
white-knuckle paddler
Canadian. an inexpert and timid canoeist. * * *
white-listed
See white list. * * *
white-livered
/hwuyt"liv"euhrd, wuyt"-/, adj. 1. lacking courage; cowardly; lily-livered. 2. lacking in vitality or spirit; pale; unhealthy. [1540-50] * * *
white-out
☆ white-out [hwit′out΄ ] n. 〚< Wite-Out, a trademark for such fluid, prob. infl. by WHITEOUT〛 a quick-drying fluid, typically white, applied with a small brush to a ...
white-pine weevil
/hwuyt"puyn", wuyt"-/ a brown beetle, Pissodes strobi, the larvae of which feed on the terminal buds and shoots of white pine and other conifers. * * *
white-robed
/hwuyt"rohbd", wuyt"-/, adj. clothed in a white robe. [1615-25] * * *
white-shoe
/hwuyt"shooh", wuyt"/, adj. of or pertaining to members of the upper class who own or run large corporations: white-shoe bankers; a conservative white-shoe image. [1975-80; ...
white-slaving
/hwuyt"slay"ving, wuyt"-/, n. traffic in white slaves. * * *
white-tailed deer
/hwuyt"tayld', wuyt"-/ a common North American deer, Odocoileus virginianus, having a tail with a white underside. Also, whitetail deer. Also called whitetail. See illus. under ...
white-tailed kite
an American kite, Elanus leucurus, having gray plumage with a white head, breast, and tail. * * *
white-tailed sea eagle.
See gray sea eagle. * * *
white-taileddeer
white-tailed deer (hwītʹtāld', wītʹ-) n. A common North American deer (Odocoileus virginianus) having a grayish coat that turns reddish-brown in summer and a tail that is ...


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