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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tree \Tree\ (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre['o],
     tre['o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio,
     Icel. tr[=e], Dan. trae, Sw. tr[aum], tr[aum]d, Goth. triu,
     Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a
     tree, oak, do`ry a beam, spear shaft, spear, Skr. dru tree,
     wood, d[=a]ru wood. [root]63, 241. Cf. Dryad, Germander,
     Tar, n., Trough.]
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     1. (Bot.) Any perennial woody plant of considerable size
        (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single
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     Note: The kind of tree referred to, in any particular case,
           is often indicated by a modifying word; as forest tree,
           fruit tree, palm tree, apple tree, pear tree, etc.
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     2. Something constructed in the form of, or considered as
        resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and
        branches; as, a genealogical tree.
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     3. A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber;
        -- used in composition, as in axletree, boottree,
        chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like.
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     4. A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree.
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              [Jesus] whom they slew and hanged on a tree. --Acts
                                                    x. 39.
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     5. Wood; timber. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              In a great house ben not only vessels of gold and of
              silver but also of tree and of earth. --Wyclif (2
                                                    Tim. ii. 20).
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     6. (Chem.) A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent
        forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution.
        See Lead tree, under Lead.
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     Tree bear (Zool.), the raccoon. [Local, U. S.]
     Tree beetle (Zool.) any one of numerous species of beetles
        which feed on the leaves of trees and shrubs, as the May
        beetles, the rose beetle, the rose chafer, and the
        goldsmith beetle.
     Tree bug (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        hemipterous insects which live upon, and suck the sap of,
        trees and shrubs. They belong to Arma, Pentatoma,
        Rhaphigaster, and allied genera.
     Tree cat (Zool.), the common paradoxure ({Paradoxurus
     Tree clover (Bot.), a tall kind of melilot ({Melilotus
        alba). See Melilot.
     Tree crab (Zool.), the purse crab. See under Purse.
     Tree creeper (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        arboreal creepers belonging to Certhia, Climacteris,
        and allied genera. See Creeper, 3.
     Tree cricket (Zool.), a nearly white arboreal American
        cricket ({Ecanthus niv[oe]us) which is noted for its loud
        stridulation; -- called also white cricket.
     Tree crow (Zool.), any one of several species of Old World
        crows belonging to Crypsirhina and allied genera,
        intermediate between the true crows and the jays. The tail
        is long, and the bill is curved and without a tooth.
     Tree dove (Zool.) any one of several species of East Indian
        and Asiatic doves belonging to Macropygia and allied
        genera. They have long and broad tails, are chiefly
        arboreal in their habits, and feed mainly on fruit.
     Tree duck (Zool.), any one of several species of ducks
        belonging to Dendrocygna and allied genera. These ducks
        have a long and slender neck and a long hind toe. They are
        arboreal in their habits, and are found in the tropical
        parts of America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
     Tree fern (Bot.), an arborescent fern having a straight
        trunk, sometimes twenty or twenty-five feet high, or even
        higher, and bearing a cluster of fronds at the top. Most
        of the existing species are tropical.
     Tree fish (Zool.), a California market fish ({Sebastichthys
     Tree frog. (Zool.)
        (a) Same as Tree toad.
        (b) Any one of numerous species of Old World frogs
            belonging to Chiromantis, Rhacophorus, and allied
            genera of the family Ranidae. Their toes are
            furnished with suckers for adhesion. The flying frog
            (see under Flying) is an example.
     Tree goose (Zool.), the bernicle goose.
     Tree hopper (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small
        leaping hemipterous insects which live chiefly on the
        branches and twigs of trees, and injure them by sucking
        the sap. Many of them are very odd in shape, the prothorax
        being often prolonged upward or forward in the form of a
        spine or crest.
     Tree jobber (Zool.), a woodpecker. [Obs.]
     Tree kangaroo. (Zool.) See Kangaroo.
     Tree lark (Zool.), the tree pipit. [Prov. Eng.]
     Tree lizard (Zool.), any one of a group of Old World
        arboreal lizards (formerly grouped as the Dendrosauria)
        comprising the chameleons; also applied to various lizards
        belonging to the families Agamidae or Iguanidae,
        especially those of the genus Urosaurus, such as the
        lined+tree+lizard+({Urosaurus+ornatus">lined tree lizard ({Urosaurus ornatus) of the
        southwestern U.S.
     Tree lobster. (Zool.) Same as Tree crab, above.
     Tree louse (Zool.), any aphid; a plant louse.
     Tree moss. (Bot.)
        (a) Any moss or lichen growing on trees.
        (b) Any species of moss in the form of a miniature tree.
     Tree mouse (Zool.), any one of several species of African
        mice of the subfamily Dendromyinae. They have long claws
        and habitually live in trees.
     Tree nymph, a wood nymph. See Dryad.
     Tree of a saddle, a saddle frame.
     Tree of heaven (Bot.), an ornamental tree ({Ailantus
        glandulosus) having long, handsome pinnate leaves, and
        greenish flowers of a disagreeable odor.
     Tree of life (Bot.), a tree of the genus Thuja; arbor
     Tree onion (Bot.), a species of garlic ({Allium
        proliferum) which produces bulbs in place of flowers, or
        among its flowers.
     Tree oyster (Zool.), a small American oyster ({Ostrea
        folium) which adheres to the roots of the mangrove tree;
        -- called also raccoon oyster.
     Tree pie (Zool.), any species of Asiatic birds of the genus
        Dendrocitta. The tree pies are allied to the magpie.
     Tree pigeon (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        longwinged arboreal pigeons native of Asia, Africa, and
        Australia, and belonging to Megaloprepia, Carpophaga,
        and allied genera.
     Tree pipit. (Zool.) See under Pipit.
     Tree porcupine (Zool.), any one of several species of
        Central and South American arboreal porcupines belonging
        to the genera Chaetomys and Sphingurus. They have an
        elongated and somewhat prehensile tail, only four toes on
        the hind feet, and a body covered with short spines mixed
        with bristles. One South American species ({Sphingurus
        villosus) is called also couiy; another ({Sphingurus
        prehensilis) is called also c[oe]ndou.
     Tree rat (Zool.), any one of several species of large
        ratlike West Indian rodents belonging to the genera
        Capromys and Plagiodon. They are allied to the
     Tree serpent (Zool.), a tree snake.
     Tree shrike (Zool.), a bush shrike.
     Tree snake (Zool.), any one of numerous species of snakes
        of the genus Dendrophis. They live chiefly among the
        branches of trees, and are not venomous.
     Tree+sorrel+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+sorrel+({Rumex+Lunaria">Tree sorrel (Bot.), a kind of sorrel ({Rumex Lunaria)
        which attains the stature of a small tree, and bears
        greenish flowers. It is found in the Canary Islands and
     Tree sparrow (Zool.) any one of several species of small
        arboreal sparrows, especially the American tree sparrow
        ({Spizella monticola), and the common European species
        ({Passer montanus).
     Tree swallow (Zool.), any one of several species of
        swallows of the genus Hylochelidon which lay their eggs
        in holes in dead trees. They inhabit Australia and
        adjacent regions. Called also martin in Australia.
     Tree swift (Zool.), any one of several species of swifts of
        the genus Dendrochelidon which inhabit the East Indies
        and Southern Asia.
     Tree tiger (Zool.), a leopard.
     Tree toad (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        amphibians belonging to Hyla and allied genera of the
        family Hylidae. They are related to the common frogs and
        toads, but have the tips of the toes expanded into suckers
        by means of which they cling to the bark and leaves of
        trees. Only one species ({Hyla arborea) is found in
        Europe, but numerous species occur in America and
        Australia. The common tree toad of the Northern United
        States ({Hyla versicolor) is noted for the facility with
        which it changes its colors. Called also tree frog. See
        also Piping frog, under Piping, and Cricket frog,
        under Cricket.
     Tree warbler (Zool.), any one of several species of
        arboreal warblers belonging to Phylloscopus and allied
     Tree wool (Bot.), a fine fiber obtained from the leaves of
        pine trees.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  White \White\ (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. Whiter
     (hw[imac]t"[~e]r); superl. Whitest.] [OE. whit, AS.
     hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[imac]t, D. wit, G.
     weiss, OHG. w[imac]z, hw[imac]z, Icel. hv[imac]tr, Sw. hvit,
     Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright,
     Russ. sviet' light, Skr. [,c]v[=e]ta white, [,c]vit to be
     bright. [root]42. Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]
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     1. Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum
        combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or
        their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; --
        the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a
        white skin. "Pearls white." --Chaucer.
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              White as the whitest lily on a stream. --Longfellow.
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     2. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of
        blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.
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              Or whispering with white lips, "The foe!
              They come! they come!"                --Byron.
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     3. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or
        from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.
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              White as thy fame, and as thy honor clear. --Dryden.
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              No whiter page than Addison's remains. --Pope.
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     4. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.
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              Your high engendered battles 'gainst a head
              So old and white as this.             --Shak.
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     5. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the
        like; fortunate; happy; favorable.
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              On the whole, however, the dominie reckoned this as
              one of the white days of his life.    --Sir W.
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     6. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.
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              Come forth, my white spouse.          --Chaucer.
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              I am his white boy, and will not be gullet. --Ford.
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     Note: White is used in many self-explaining compounds, as
           white-backed, white-bearded, white-footed.
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     White alder. (Bot.) See Sweet pepper bush, under
     White ant (Zool.), 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 larvae and pupae 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.
     White arsenic (Chem.), arsenious oxide, As2O3, a
        substance of a white color, and vitreous adamantine
        luster, having an astringent, sweetish taste. It is a
        deadly poison.
     White bass (Zool.), a fresh-water North American bass
        ({Roccus chrysops) found in the Great Likes.
     White bear (Zool.), the polar bear. See under Polar.
     White blood cell. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
     White brand (Zool.), the snow goose.
     White brass, a white alloy of copper; white copper.
     White campion. (Bot.)
        (a) A kind of catchfly ({Silene stellata) with white
        (b) A white-flowered Lychnis ({Lychnis vespertina).
     White canon (R. C. Ch.), a Premonstratensian.
     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. Their actions resembled those of the Ku Klux
        Klan in some ways but they were not formally affiliated
        with the Klan, and their victims were often not black.
     White cedar (Bot.), an evergreen tree of North America
        ({Thuja occidentalis), also the related Cupressus
        thyoides, or Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea, 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 altissima syn. Bursera altissima)
        whose fragrant wood is used for canoes and cabinetwork, as
        it is not attacked by insect.
     White cell. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
     White cell-blood (Med.), leucocythaemia.
     White clover (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.
     White copper, a whitish alloy of copper. See German
        silver, under German.
     White copperas (Min.), a native hydrous sulphate of iron;
     White coral (Zool.), an ornamental branched coral
        ({Amphihelia oculata) native of the Mediterranean.
     White corpuscle. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
     White cricket (Zool.), the tree cricket.
     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.
     White currant (Bot.), a variety of the common red currant,
        having white berries.
     White daisy (Bot.), the oxeye daisy. See under Daisy.
     White damp, a kind of poisonous gas encountered in coal
        mines. --Raymond.
     White elephant (Zool.),
        (a) a whitish, or albino, variety of the Asiatic elephant.
        (b) see white elephant in the vocabulary.
     White elm (Bot.), a majestic tree of North America ({Ulmus
        Americana), the timber of which is much used for hubs of
        wheels, and for other purposes.
     White ensign. See Saint George's ensign, under Saint.
     White feather, a mark or symbol of cowardice. See To show
        the white feather, under Feather, n.
     White fir (Bot.), a name given to several coniferous trees
        of the Pacific States, as Abies grandis, and Abies
     White flesher (Zool.), the ruffed grouse. See under
        Ruffed. [Canada]
     White frost. See Hoarfrost.
     White game (Zool.), the white ptarmigan.
     White garnet (Min.), leucite.
     White+grass+(Bot.),+an+American+grass+({Leersia+Virginica">White grass (Bot.), an American grass ({Leersia Virginica)
        with greenish-white paleae.
     White grouse. (Zool.)
        (a) The white ptarmigan.
        (b) The prairie chicken. [Local, U. S.]
     White grub (Zool.), 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.
     White hake (Zool.), the squirrel hake. See under
     White hawk, or White kite (Zool.), the hen harrier.
     White heat, the temperature at which bodies become
        incandescent, and appear white from the bright light which
        they emit.
     White hellebore (Bot.), a plant of the genus Veratrum
        ({Veratrum album) See Hellebore, 2.
     White herring, a fresh, or unsmoked, herring, as
        distinguished from a red, or cured, herring. [R.] --Shak.
     White hoolet (Zool.), the barn owl. [Prov. Eng.]
     White horses (Naut.), white-topped waves; whitecaps.
     The White House. See under House.
     White+ibis+(Zool.),+an+American+ibis+({Guara+alba">White ibis (Zool.), 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.
     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.
     White iron pyrites (Min.), marcasite.
     White land, a tough clayey soil, of a whitish hue when dry,
        but blackish after rain. [Eng.]
     White lark (Zool.), the snow bunting.
     White lead.
        (a) A carbonate of lead much used in painting, and for
            other purposes; ceruse.
        (b) (Min.) Native lead carbonate; cerusite.
     White leather, buff leather; leather tanned with alum and
     White leg (Med.), milk leg. See under Milk.
     White lettuce (Bot.), rattlesnake root. See under
     White lie. See under Lie.
     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.
     White lime, a solution or preparation of lime for
        whitewashing; whitewash.
     White line (Print.), a void space of the breadth of a line,
        on a printed page; a blank line.
     White meat.
        (a) Any light-colored flesh, especially of poultry.
        (b) Food made from milk or eggs, as butter, cheese, etc.
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                  Driving their cattle continually with them, and
                  feeding only upon their milk and white meats.
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     White merganser (Zool.), the smew.
     White metal.
        (a) Any one of several white alloys, as pewter, britannia,
        (b) (Metal.) A fine grade of copper sulphide obtained at a
            certain stage in copper smelting.
     White miller. (Zool.)
        (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.
     White money, silver money.
     White mouse (Zool.), the albino variety of the common
     White+mullet+(Zool.),+a+silvery+mullet+({Mugil+curema">White mullet (Zool.), a silvery mullet ({Mugil curema)
        ranging from the coast of the United States to Brazil; --
        called also blue-back mullet, and liza.
     White nun (Zool.), 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.
     White oak. (Bot.) See under Oak.
     White owl. (Zool.)
        (a) The snowy owl.
        (b) The barn owl.
     White partridge (Zool.), the white ptarmigan.
     White perch. (Zool.)
        (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.
     White pine. (Bot.) See the Note under Pine.
     White+poplar+(Bot.),+a+European+tree+({Populus+alba">White poplar (Bot.), a European tree ({Populus alba) often
        cultivated as a shade tree in America; abele.
     White poppy (Bot.), the opium-yielding poppy. See Poppy.
     White powder, a kind of gunpowder formerly believed to
        exist, and to have the power of exploding without noise.
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              A pistol charged with white powder.   --Beau. & Fl.
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     White precipitate. (Old Chem.) See under Precipitate.
     White rabbit. (Zool.)
        (a) The American northern hare in its winter pelage.
        (b) An albino rabbit.
     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.]
     White rhinoceros. (Zool.)
        (a) The one-horned, or Indian, rhinoceros ({Rhinoceros
            Indicus). See Rhinoceros.
        (b) The umhofo.
     White ribbon, the distinctive badge of certain
        organizations for the promotion of temperance or of moral
        purity; as, the White-ribbon Army.
     White rope (Naut.), untarred hemp rope.
     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.
     White sage (Bot.), a white, woolly undershrub ({Eurotia
        lanata) of Western North America; -- called also winter
     White salmon (Zool.), the silver salmon.
     White salt, salt dried and calcined; decrepitated salt.
     White+scale+(Zool.),+a+scale+insect+({Aspidiotus+Nerii">White scale (Zool.), a scale insect ({Aspidiotus Nerii)
        injurious to the orange tree. See Orange scale, under
     White shark (Zool.), a species of man-eating shark. See
        under Shark.
     White softening. (Med.) See Softening of the brain, under
     White spruce. (Bot.) See Spruce, n., 1.
     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.
     White staff, the badge of the lord high treasurer of
        England. --Macaulay.
     White stork (Zool.), the common European stork.
     White sturgeon. (Zool.) See Shovelnose
        (d) .
     White sucker. (Zool.)
        (a) The common sucker.
        (b) The common red horse ({Moxostoma macrolepidotum).
     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.
     White tombac. See Tombac.
     White trout (Zool.), the white weakfish, or silver
        squeteague ({Cynoscion nothus), of the Southern United
     White vitriol (Chem.), hydrous sulphate of zinc. See White
        vitriol, under Vitriol.
     White wagtail (Zool.), the common, or pied, wagtail.
     White wax, beeswax rendered white by bleaching.
     White whale (Zool.), the beluga.
     White widgeon (Zool.), the smew.
     White wine. 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.
     White witch, a witch or wizard whose supernatural powers
        are supposed to be exercised for good and beneficent
        purposes. --Addison. --Cotton Mather.
     White wolf. (Zool.)
        (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.
     White wren (Zool.), the willow warbler; -- so called from
        the color of the under parts.
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