Definition of Lily-white

1. Adjective. Restricted to whites only. "A lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization"

Exact synonyms: White
Similar to: Segregated, Unintegrated



2. Adjective. Of a pure white color.
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral

Definition of Lily-white

1. Adjective. A shade of the color white. ¹

2. Adjective. Pure, unblemished, immaculate. ¹

3. Adjective. Innocent, having a reputation beyond reproach. ¹

4. Adjective. (slang) Restricted to Caucasians. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lily-white Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Lily-white Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lily-white

lills
lilly-pillies
lilly-pilly
lilos
lilt
lilted
lilting
liltingly
liltingness
liltingnesses
lilts
lily
lily-livered
lily-of-the-valley
lily-of-the-valley tree
lily-white (current term)
lily family
lily of the Incas
lily of the Nile
lily of the valley
lily pad
lily pads
lily turf
lilylike
lilypad
lilypads
lilyturf
lilyturfs
lilywort
lilyworts

Literary usage of Lily-white

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An English Miscellany: Presented to Dr. Furnivall in Honour of His Seventy by William Paton Ker, Frederick James Furnivall, Arthur Sampson Napier, Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Lily feet, a lily breast-bone, lily-white flesh, lily hands, and especially lily-white hands, abound l. Emphasis, by repetition, is sparingly used, ..."

2. Modern Street Ballads by John Ashton (1888)
"For there was a man cried " Lily white Sand," Who in Cupid's net had ... Now, " Lily white Sand " so ran in her head, When coming down the Strand, oh, ..."

3. Modern Street Ballads by John Ashton (1888)
"For there was a man cried " Lily white Sand," Who in Cupid's net had ... Now, " Lily white Sand " so ran in her head, When coming down the Strand, oh, ..."

4. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, George Lyman Kittredge (1886)
"4 ' It is not your gold I want, dear love, Nor yet your wealth I crave ; But one kiss from your lily-white lips Is all I wish to have. ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1890)
"The chief interest of the song centres in these lily-white maids—one of whom was robed in green,—who lived for " evermore. ..."

6. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"Nor for fruit nor for shadow serves thy stock ; Seest how fresh my flowres been spread, Dyed in lily white and crimson red, With leaves engrained in lusty ..."

7. Sonnets, Selected from English and American Authors by Laura Emma Lockwood (1916)
"... and once the sea Moaned in its slumber, and I stayed, but she Came forth to meet me lily-white and sweet. Was there a man's soul ever worth her kiss? ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Lily-white

Search for Lily-white on Dictionary.com!Search for Lily-white on Thesaurus.com!Search for Lily-white on Google!Search for Lily-white on Wikipedia!

Search