white cloud

  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

Words Nearby white cloud

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How to use white cloud in a sentence

  • The only light was the flickering rays of our own lamps, in which steam from our hard-driven horses rose in a white cloud.

    Dracula | Bram Stoker
  • There seemed to be no wind, but the great country of white cloud up aloft had advanced, and a soft gloom filled the Glyn.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
  • I made a devilish good thing of it, that way, in the old white cloud two years ago.

    Cursed | George Allan England
  • Mew-hew-she-kaw, the white cloud; first Chief of the nation.

  • A black-tailed buck, the gift of white cloud, spent its last years in the park of his home at Rochester.