as it is not attacked by insect. White cell. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte. White cell- blood (Med.),
leucocythæmia. 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; coquimbite. White coral (Zoöl.), an ornamental branched
coral (Amphihelia oculata) native of the Mediterranean. White corpuscle. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
White cricket (Zoöl.), 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 (Zoöl.), a whitish, or albino, variety of the
Asiatic elephant. 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 A. concolor. White flesher (Zoöl.), the ruffed grouse. See under Ruffed.
[Canada] White frost. See Hoarfrost. White game (Zoöl.), the white ptarmigan. White
garnet (Min.), leucite. White grass (Bot.), an American grass (Leersia Virginica) with greenish-
white paleæ. White grouse. (Zoöl.) (a) The white ptarmigan. (b) The prairie chicken. [Local, U. S.]
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. White hake (Zoöl.), the squirrel hake. See
under Squirrel. White hawk, or kite (Zoöl.), 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 (V. album) See Hellebore, 2. White herring,
a fresh, or unsmoked, herring, as distinguished from a red, or cured, herring. [R.] Shak. White
hoolet (Zoöl.), the barn owl. [Prov. Eng.] White horses (Naut.), white-topped waves; whitecaps.
The White House. See under House. 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. 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 (Zoöl.), 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 salt. White leg (Med.), milk leg. See
under Milk. White lettuce (Bot.), rattlesnake root. See under Rattlesnake. 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.
Driving their cattle continually with them, and feeding only upon their milk and white meats.Spenser.
White merganser (Zoöl.), the smew. White metal. (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. 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. White money, silver money. White mouse
(Zoöl.), the albino variety of the common mouse. White mullet (Zoöl.), a silvery mullet (Mugil curema)
ranging from the coast of the United States to Brazil; called also blue-back mullet, and liza. 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. White oak. (Bot.) See under Oak. White owl.