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whitish

[hwahy-tish, wahy-]
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adjective
  1. somewhat white; tending to white.

Origin of whitish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at white, -ish1
Related formswhit·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for whitish

Historical Examples

  • Its plumage is a whitish grey; and it is about the size of a capon.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • It is quite large in size, white or whitish, very woolly or floccose.

  • The gills are thin, close, white or whitish, and very decurrent.

  • It is sometimes white or whitish, but more frequently like the cap.

  • The gills are broad, close, adnate, whitish or pale cinereous.


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