Whitewood bark. See the Note under Canella.

(White"wort`) n. (Bot.) (a) Wild camomile. (b) A kind of Solomon's seal

(Whit"flaw`) n. [See Whitlow.] Whitlow. [Obs.] "The nails fallen off by whitflaws." Herrick.

(Whith"er) adv. [OE. whider. AS. hwider; akin to E. where, who; cf. Goth. hvadre whither. See Who, and cf. Hither, Thither.]

1. To what place; — used interrogatively; as, whither goest thou? "Whider may I flee?" Chaucer.

Sir Valentine, whither away so fast?

2. To what or which place; — used relatively.

That no man should know . . . whither that he went.

We came unto the land whither thou sentest us.
Num. xiii. 27.

3. To what point, degree, end, conclusion, or design; whereunto; whereto; — used in a sense not physical.

Nor have I . . . whither to appeal.

Any whither, to any place; anywhere. [Obs.] "Any whither, in hope of life eternal." Jer. Taylor.No whither, to no place; nowhere. [Obs.] 2 Kings v. 25.

Syn. — Where. — Whither, Where. Whither properly implies motion to place, and where rest in a place. Whither is now, however, to a great extent, obsolete, except in poetry, or in compositions of a grave and serious character and in language where precision is required. Where has taken its place, as in the question, "Where are you going?"

(Whith`er*so*ev"er) adv. [Whither + soever.] To whatever place; to what place soever; wheresoever; as, I will go whithersoever you lead.

(Whith"er*ward) adv. In what direction; toward what or which place. R. of Brunne.

Whitherward to turn for a good course of life was by no means too apparent.

2. To make white; to give a fair external appearance to; to clear from imputations or disgrace; hence, to clear (a bankrupt) from obligation to pay debts.

(White"wash`er) n. One who whitewashes.

(White"-wa`ter) n. (Far.) A dangerous disease of sheep.

(White"weed`) n. (Bot.) A perennial composite herb (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum) with conspicuous white rays and a yellow disk, a common weed in grass lands and pastures; — called also oxeye daisy.

(White"wing`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The chaffinch; — so called from the white bands on the wing. (b) The velvet duck.

(White"wood`) n. The soft and easily- worked wood of the tulip tree It is much used in cabinetwork, carriage building, etc.

Several other kinds of light-colored wood are called whitewood in various countries, as the wood of Bignonia leucoxylon in the West Indies, of Pittosporum bicolor in Tasmania, etc.

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