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white cloud

noun
1.
a small, brightly colored freshwater fish, Tanichthys albonubes, native to China: popular in home aquariums.
Origin of white cloud
by ellipsis from White Cloud Mountain fish, after a hill of the same name (Chinese Bǎiyún shān), NE of Canton, China, where the fish was discovered in 1932
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  • Look, that is Sugarloaf, piercing the white cloud; and yonder is Castletown.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • This was in the daytime, and one of the moons was doubtless a halo or a white cloud.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • Look at that white cloud on the water; that is a fog; we are only just in time.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
  • But higher and higher arose the white cloud with the black spot in it.

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland Hans Christian Andersen
  • At that moment a white cloud burst from the side of the yacht.

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • The strip of white cloud flew on a whirl from the blue, to confirm it.

  • She had laid aside her veil for dinner, she had emerged from the white cloud.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood
  • A broken mass of white cloud caught the glory of the sinking sun.

    The Border Legion Zane Grey
  • white cloud continued to exclaim as he displayed his collection.

    Corporal Cameron Ralph Connor
  • He blinked about him, his breath a white cloud in the cold room.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers

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