White-fronted goose(Zoöl.), the white brant, or snow goose. See Snow goose, under Snow.

(White"head`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The blue-winged snow goose. (b) The surf scoter.

(White"-heart`) n. (Bot.) A somewhat heart-shaped cherry with a whitish skin.

(White"-hot`) a. White with heat; heated to whiteness, or incandescence.

(White"-limed`) a. Whitewashed or plastered with lime. "White-limed walls." Shak.

(White"-liv`ered) a. Having a pale look; feeble; hence, cowardly; pusillanimous; dastardly.

They must not be milksops, nor white-livered knights.

(White"ly), a. Like, or coming near to, white. [Obs.]

(Whit"en) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whitened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whitening.] [OE. whitenen; cf. Icel. hvitna.] To grow white; to turn or become white or whiter; as, the hair whitens with age; the sea whitens with foam; the trees in spring whiten with blossoms.

(Whit"en), v. t. To make white; to bleach; to blanch; to whitewash; as, to whiten a wall; to whiten cloth.

The broad stream of the Foyle then whitened by vast flocks of wild swans.

Syn. — See Blanch.

(Whit"en*er) n. One who, or that which, whitens; a bleacher; a blancher; a whitewasher.

(White"ness) n. [AS. hwitness.]

1. The quality or state of being white; white color, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface. Chaucer.

2. Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc. "The whiteness in thy cheek." Shak.

3. Freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness.

He had kept
The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept.

4. Nakedness. [Obs.] Chapman.

5. (Zoöl.) A flock of swans.

(Whit"en*ing) n.

1. The act or process of making or becoming white.

(White"flaw`) n. [See Whitlow.] (Med.) A whitlow. [Obs.] Holland.

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

White friar
(White" fri`ar) (Eccl.) A mendicant monk of the Carmelite order, so called from the white cloaks worn by the order. See Carmelite.

(White`-front"ed) a. Having a white front; as, the white-fronted lemur.

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