n. Any one of several white pierid butterflies, as the great southern white, Pontia motivate, the checkered white, P. protodice, the gray-veined white, Pieris napi, or the cabbage-butterfly, P. rapæ.n. In milling, the trade-name of flour made from the whitest and finest part of the wheat and free from all the outer coats.n. Same as bloom, 6 .Of the color of pure snow or any powder of material transmitting all visible rays without sensible absorption; transmitting and so reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum combined in the same proportions as in the impinging light, and thus, as seen in sunlight, conveying the same impression to the eye as sunlight of moderate intensity; not tinged or tinted with any of the proper colors or their compounds; snowy: the opposite of black or dark.Pale; pallid; bloodless, as from fear or cowardice.Free from spot or guilt; pure; clean; stainless.Fair; beautiful.Dear; favorite; darling. See whiteboy, 1.Square; honorable; reliable: as, a white man.Gracious; specious; fair-seeming.Gracious; friendly; favorable; auspicious: as, a white witch.Silver: as, white money.In musical notation, of a note, having an open head: as, whole notes and half notes are white. See note.In heraldry, an epithet used instead of argent to note certain furs which are supposed to be represented not in silver but in dead white. It is a modern fanciful variation, and not good heraldry.In silverware, chased or roughened with the tool, so as to retain a slightly granulated and therefore white surface, as distinguished from that of burnished silver.Bright and clean; burnished without ornament, and in no way colored or stained: said of armor of steel or iron.In ceramics, noting the biscuit when dry and ready for firing, because in that state it has grown much lighter in color than it was when first molded, and full of moisture.Transparent and colorless, as glass or water; also, with reference to wine, light-colored, whitish or yellowish, as opposed to red: sometimes used to note wine of even a deep-amber color.Belonging or pertaining to the Carmelites or other orders of monks for whose dress white is the prescribed color: as, the white friars.In botany and zoology, the compounds of white with participial adjectives are numberless, as white-flowered, white-headed, white-winged. Only a few of these are given below.A drink made in the south of England, said to consist of common ale to which flour and eggs have been added.See Trillium, 1.An unusually light-colored specimen of Ursua horribilis, the grizzly bear of the Rocky -Mountains: so named by Lewis and Clarke (1814). Compare first cut under bear.Of India, Grus leucogeranus. See crane and Grus.See elephant.In entomology, a British aretiid moth, Spilosoma menthastri, expanding 1¾ inches, having the wings white or whitish and spotted with black, and the body yellow with black spots. The larva is a hairy black caterpillar which feeds on various plants.A white-topped wave.Certain delicate flesh used for food, as poultry, rabbits, veal, and pork.Same as light meat. See meat.The lemming of Hudson's Bay, Cunicuius torquatus; the snow-mouse, which turns pure-white in winter.See rent,2.The cushion-scale, or fluted scale, Icerya purchasi. See cushion-scale.The rose-scale, Diaspis rosæ, a very white cosmopolitan species occurring on the twigs and leaves of the rose.Synonyms White, Fair, Blond, Clear. As to complexion, white expresses that which has too little color for naturalness or health; that is fair which agreeably approaches white; that is clear which is free from blotch; there is a clear brown or olive as well as a clear blond. Blond is fair in distinctive application to the color of the human skin—properly to that of females.n. A highly luminous color, devoid of chroma, and therefore indeterminate in hue.n. A pigment of this color.n. Something, or a part of something, having the color of snow.n. The albumen of an egg. or that pellucid viscous fluid which surrounds the yolk; also, sometimes, the corresponding part of a seed, or the farinaceous matter surrounding the embryo.n. That part of the ball of the eye which surrounds the iris or colored part.n. plural In printing, blank spaces.n. plural A white fabric otherwise called long cloth.n. White clothing or drapery.n. A member of the white race of mankind: as, the “poor whites” of the southern United States.n. plural In medicine, leueorrhea.To grow white; whiten.To make white.To make pale or pallid.Synonyms See whiten.A dialectal form of thwite. Compare whittle from thwittle.