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[milk-hwahyt, -wahyt] /ˈmɪlkˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt/
of a white or slightly blue-white color, as that of milk.
Origin of milk-white
before 1000; Middle English, Old English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A milk-white fawn, on account of its rarity, was given him by a peasant.

    A Short History of Spain Mary Platt Parmele
  • Out of her milk-white innocency no confession was to be made.

    Kept in the Dark

    Anthony Trollope
  • We were sitting on a luxurious divan and he held my milk-white hand in his.

    Fair to Look Upon

    Mary Belle Freeley
  • The moon, ringed by a halo, shone like an opal in the milk-white sky.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • Then, mounting her milk-white ass, she set out to follow them.

  • Past that flight of milk-white pigeons were black walls as yet unvisited.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • The milk-white horses were stained with sweat and splashed with blood.

    The World's Desire H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
  • Her chariot was all of gold, and drawn by milk-white steeds.

    Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard
  • Is the temple, new and of milk-white marble, now as clean and white in its priesthood?

    Aurelian William Ware

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