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white dwarf a very dense but dim star that is approximately the same size as the earth.
white elephant a possession no longer wanted by its owner, but having possible value to others. [3 definitions]
white encroachment the intrusion or invasion of white settlers, colonists, missionaries, and the like upon the land and communities of indigenous or other established populations, used esp. with reference to acts perpetrated by European colonists upon American Indian land and people.
white-faced having a pale or white face, as from fear or fatigue; pallid. [2 definitions]
white feather a symbol or sign of cowardice.
whitefish any of several edible, usu. silvery freshwater or saltwater fishes.
white flag a white cloth or flag indicating surrender or truce.
whitefly any of several small whitish insects that are often harmful to plants.
White Friar a Carmelite friar, who usu. wears a white cloak.
white gold any of several whitish-colored gold alloys containing nickel, platinum, or the like.
white-haired having white or very light-colored hair.
Whitehall the British government or its policies, esp. the civil-service branch. [2 definitions]
white heat a heat so intense that a substance glows white. [2 definitions]
white-hot heated so hot as to glow white. [2 definitions]
White House the official residence of the President of the United States in Washington, D.C. (prec. by the). [2 definitions]
white lead a white poisonous compound of basic lead carbonate, lead silicate, or lead sulfate, used as an exterior paint pigment.
white lie a small or harmless lie, often told to spare someone's feelings; well-intentioned fib.
white light light, such as sunlight, that is a mixture of wavelengths ranging from red to violet, each at about the same intensity.
white-livered having little or no courage; cowardly; lily-livered.
white matter the nerve tissue, esp. of the brain and spinal cord, which is fibrous and nearly white. (Cf. gray matter.)
white meat a light-colored meat, such as that of some poultry.