Definition of Milk-white

1. Adjective. Of a white the color of fresh milk.

Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral

Definition of Milk-white

1. Adjective. having a slightly white-blue color, that of milk ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Milk-white

milk-ejection reflex
milk-ring test
milk-white (current term)
milk acid
milk adder
milk anaemia
milk banks
milk bar
milk bars
milk brother
milk brothers
milk can
milk chocolate
milk chocolates
milk colic
milk corpuscle
milk cow

Literary usage of Milk-white

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"The milk-white canvas bellying as they blow, The parted ocean foams and roars below: Above the bounding billows ..."

2. The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of by Gilbert White (1853)
"... m laying invariably but two eggs at a time, which are milk-white, long, and peaked at the small end; whereas the other species lay at each brood from ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"A little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness. Shok., MND, li. 1. ..."

4. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"... o'er a forehead full As the milk-white space 'twixt horn and horn (}nly calm as a babe new-born : /•'or he was gut to a sleepy mood, So safe from all ..."

5. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Sweet as the dewy, milk-white thorn, Add. to Edinburgh. 4. ... Within yon milk-white hawthorn bush, О Logan ! sweetly \ Beneath the milk-white thorn that ..."

6. The Canadas in 1841 by Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1841)
"... Extraordinary Phenomenon—Nearing Land—Pilot Boats — Estuary of the St. Lawrence—A Canadian Pilot—Singular Sunset—milk-white Porpoises— Preserved Meats ..."

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