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acetanilide a white crystalline organic powder produced by the effect of acetic acid on aniline and used to relieve pain and fever.
acetophenetidin a white powder or crystalline solid used to relieve fever and pain; phenacetin.
achromatic consisting of black, gray, or white; colorless. [1/3 definitions]
adenosine an organic compound that is made up of adenine and ribose and found in nucleic acids, and that may be obtained as a white crystalline powder through the hydrolysis of yeast.
African violet any of several related tropical plants, very popular as houseplants, that have fuzzy dark green leaves and bear violet, pink, or white flowers.
ageratum any of various low-growing, cultivated American plants of the aster family, with violet-blue or white flowers.
Ahab the tragic hero of Herman Melville's nineteenth-century novel Moby Dick, who is ruled by an obsession to kill the white whale of the title. [1/2 definitions]
alabaster a dense, fine-grained gypsum, often white and translucent, that is often carved for ornaments and figurines. [2/5 definitions]
albumen the nutritive substance surrounding an embryo or seed, such as the white of an egg. [1/2 definitions]
albumin any of a class of proteins soluble in water and coagulating in heat, found in egg white, blood, milk, and various plant and animal tissues.
altocumulus a cloud having rounded, fluffy edges and a white or gray color, found at medium altitudes.
aluminum hydroxide a white, water-insoluble powder used as an antacid and to waterproof fabric and manufacture glass.
aluminum sulfate a white, water-soluble substance used to purify water, manufacture paper, and fix dyes.
alyssum any of a group of weedy low-growing plants of the mustard family, having tiny white or yellow four-petaled flowers borne on branched stalks. [1/2 definitions]
amice an oblong, white linen garment worn by clergymen around the neck and shoulders.
ammonium carbonate a white powder that is used in baking powder, smelling salts, and substances for fire-extinguishing.
ammonium chloride a white crystalline salt used in dry cells, in medicine as an expectorant, and in various industrial applications; sal ammoniac.
anemone a type of plant related to the buttercup and characterized by large white, blue, purple, or red flowers. [1/2 definitions]
angel food cake a light white sponge cake made of beaten egg whites, cream of tartar, flour, and sugar.
Anglo a white American not of Hispanic descent.
antimony a chemical element that has fifty-one protons in each nucleus and forms a brittle bluish white metal crystal, used in hard alloys, electrical components, and medicines. (symbol: Sb)