(Whit"ile) n. [Perhaps properly, the cutter or cf. whitewall, witwal.] (Zoöl.) The yaffle. [Prov.
(Whit"ing) n. [From White.]
1. (Zoöl.) (a) A common European food fish (Melangus vulgaris) of the Codfish family; called also
fittin. (b) A North American fish (Merlucius vulgaris) allied to the preceding; called also silver hake.
(c) Any one of several species of North American marine sciænoid food fishes belonging to genus Menticirrhus,
especially M. Americanus, found from Maryland to Brazil, and M. littoralis, common from Virginia to
Texas; called also silver whiting, and surf whiting.
Various other fishes are locally called whiting, as the kingfish (a), the sailor's choice (b), the Pacific
tomcod, and certain species of lake whitefishes.
2. Chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and repeated washing, used as a pigment, as
an ingredient in putty, for cleaning silver, etc.
Whiting pollack. (Zoöl.) Same as Pollack. Whiting pout (Zoöl.), the bib, 2.
(Whit"ing-mop`) n. [Obs.]
1. (Zoöl.) A young whiting. [Prov. Eng.]
2. A fair lass. "This pretty whiting- mop." Massinger.
(Whit"ish), a. [From White.]
1. Somewhat white; approaching white; white in a moderate degree.
2. (Bot.) Covered with an opaque white powder.
(Whit"ish*ness), n. The quality or state of being whitish or somewhat white.
(Whit"leath`er) n. [White + leather.]
1. Leather dressed or tawed with alum, salt, etc., remarkable for its pliability and toughness; white leather.
2. (Anat.) The paxwax. See Paxwax.
(Whit"ling) n. [White + - ling.] (Zoöl.) A young full trout during its second season. [Prov. Eng.]
(Whit"low) n. [Prov. E. whickflaw, for quickflaw, i. e., a flaw or sore at the quick; cf. Icel. kvika
the quick under the nail or under a horse's hoof. See Quick, a., and Flaw.]
1. (Med.) An inflammation of the fingers or toes, generally of the last phalanx, terminating usually in
suppuration. The inflammation may occupy any seat between the skin and the bone, but is usually applied
to a felon or inflammation of the periosteal structures of the bone.
2. (Far.) An inflammatory disease of the feet. It occurs round the hoof, where an acrid matter is collected.
Whitlow grass (Bot.), name given to several inconspicuous herbs, which were thought to be a cure for
the whitlow, as Saxifraga tridactylites, Draba verna, and several species of Paronychia.
(Whit"low-wort`) n. (Bot.) Same as Whitlow grass, under Whitlow.
(Whit"mon`day) n. (Eccl.) The day following Whitsunday; called also Whitsun Monday.