Origin of whitish
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Its plumage is a whitish grey; and it is about the size of a capon.The History of Louisiana
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It is quite large in size, white or whitish, very woolly or floccose.
It is sometimes white or whitish, but more frequently like the cap.
The gills are broad, close, adnate, whitish or pale cinereous.
The gills are thin, close, white or whitish, and very decurrent.