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Definition: Moxostoma macrolepidotum
, a. [Compar. Redder
(-d?r); superl. Reddest
red, reed, AS. re['a]d, re['o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries.
r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw.
r["o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r['a]uds, W.
rhudd, Armor. ruz, Ir. & Gael. ruadh, L. ruber, rufus, Gr.
'eryqro`s, Skr. rudhira, rohita; cf. L. rutilus. [root]113.
Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of
the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar
spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part. “Fresh
flowers, white and reede.”
Your color, I warrant you, is as red as any rose.
Note: Red is a general term, including many different shades
or hues, as scarlet, crimson, vermilion, orange red,
and the like.
Note: Red is often used in the formation of self-explaining
compounds; as, red-breasted, red-cheeked, red-faced,
red-haired, red-headed, red-skinned, red-tailed,
red-topped, red-whiskered, red-coasted.
(Zo["o]l.), a beautiful butterfly (Vanessa Atalanta
) common in both Europe and America. The front
wings are crossed by a broad orange red band. The larva
feeds on nettles. Called also Atalanta butterfly
(a) A very small ant (Myrmica molesta
) which often infests
(b) A larger reddish ant (Formica sanguinea
), native of
Europe and America. It is one of the slave-making
(Min.), kermesite. See Kermes mineral
(b), under Kermes
(Bot.), an American tree (Fraxinus pubescens
smaller than the white ash, and less valuable for timber.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Redfish
(Bot.), a tree (Persea Caroliniensis
) having the
heartwood red, found in swamps in the Southern United
(Zo["o]l.), a bright red sponge (Microciona prolifera
), common on oyster shells and stones. [Local,
(Bot.), a species of birch (Betula nigra
having reddish brown bark, and compact, light-colored
. (Med.) See Daltonism
, a book containing the names of all the persons in
the service of the state. [Eng.]
Red book of the Exchequer
, an ancient record in which are
registered the names of all that held lands per baroniam
in the time of Henry II. --Brande & C.
, an alloy containing eight parts of copper and
three of zinc.
(a) A very small mite which in Florida attacks man, and
produces great irritation by its bites.
(b) A red hemipterous insect of the genus Pyrrhocoris
especially the European species (Pyrrhocoris apterus
which is bright scarlet and lives in clusters on tree
(c) See Cotton stainder
, under Cotton
. (Bot.) An evergreen North American tree
) having a fragrant red-colored
(b) A tree of India and Australia (Cedrela Toona
fragrant reddish wood; -- called also toon tree
. See under Chalk
(Min.), red oxide of copper; cuprite.
(Zo["o]l.), the precious coral (Corallium rubrum
). See Illusts. of Coral
. The cross of St. George, the national emblem of
(b) The Geneva cross. See Geneva convention
, and Geneva cross
, under Geneva
. (Bot.) See Currant
(a) The common stag (Cervus elaphus
), native of the forests
of the temperate parts of Europe and Asia. It is very
similar to the American elk, or wapiti.
(b) The Virginia deer. See Deer
(Zo["o]l.), a European reddish brown duck
); -- called also ferruginous duck
. (Bot.) See Grenadillo
(Zo["o]l.), a butterfly. See Tortoise shell
(Bot.), a coniferous tree (Pseudotsuga Douglasii
found from British Columbia to Texas, and highly valued
for its durable timber. The name is sometimes given to
other coniferous trees, as the Norway spruce and the
American Abies magnifica
and Abies nobilis
. (Pyrotech.) See Blue fire
, under Fire
. See under Flag
(Zo["o]l.), the common American fox (Vulpes fulvus
), which is usually reddish in color.
(Zo["o]l.), the Scotch grouse, or ptarmigan. See
, or Red gum-tree
(Bot.), a name given to eight
Australian species of Eucalyptus
, etc.) which yield a reddish gum
resin. See Eucalyptus
(Her.), a left hand appaum['e], fingers erect,
borne on an escutcheon, being the mark of a baronet of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; -- called
also Badge of Ulster
, the common herring dried and smoked.
(a) Any large American red fresh-water sucker, especially
and allied species.
(b) See the Note under Drumfish
(Chem) See under Lead
, and Minium
. (Min.) Same as Crocoite
(Dyeing), a solution consisting essentially of
aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in the fixation of
dyestuffs on vegetable fiber; -- so called because used
originally for red dyestuffs. Called also red mordant
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of the wheat midge.
. (Min.) Same as Rhodochrosite
, one of the American Indians; -- so called from his
(Bot.), a species of maple (Acer rubrum
. (Zo["o]l.) See Red spider
(Bot.), an American mulberry of a dark purple
color (Morus rubra
(Zo["o]l.), the surmullet. See Mullet
(Min.), a soft earthy variety of hematite, of a
(Zo["o]l.), the rosefish.
. (Chem.) See under Phosphorus
(Bot.), an American species of pine (Pinus resinosa
); -- so named from its reddish bark.
. See under Precipitate
(European Politics), originally, one who
maintained extreme republican doctrines in France, --
because a red liberty cap was the badge of the party; an
extreme radical in social reform. [Cant]
, the ribbon of the Order of the Bath in England.
. (Bot.) See Sanders
. (Geol.) See under Sandstone
(Zo["o]l.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus aurantii
) very injurious to the orange tree in California
(Min.), an ore of silver, of a ruby-red or
reddish black color. It includes proustite
, or light red
silver, and pyrargyrite
, or dark red silver.
(Zo["o]l.), a large fish (Lutjanus aya
) abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and
about the Florida reefs.
, snow colored by a mocroscopic unicellular alga
) which produces large patches of
scarlet on the snows of arctic or mountainous regions.
(Med.) a form of cerebral softening in which
the affected parts are red, -- a condition due either to
infarction or inflammation.
(Zo["o]l.), a very small web-spinning mite
) which infests, and often
destroys, plants of various kinds, especially those
cultivated in houses and conservatories. It feeds mostly
on the under side of the leaves, and causes them to turn
yellow and die. The adult insects are usually pale red.
Called also red mite
(Zo["o]l.), the chickaree.
(a) the tape used in public offices for tying up documents,
(b) official formality and delay; excessive bureaucratic
(Zo["o]l.), any species of noctuid moths
belonging to Catacola
and allied genera. The numerous
species are mostly large and handsomely colored. The under
wings are commonly banded with bright red or orange.
, a disease in cattle, so called from an
appearance like blood in the urine.
(hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. Whiter
(hw[imac]t"[~e]r); superl. Whitest
.] [OE. whit, AS.
hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss,
OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid,
Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make bright, Russ. sviet'
light, Skr. [,c]v[=e]ta white, [,c]vit to be bright.
[root]42. Cf. Wheat
1. Reflecting to the eye all the rays of the spectrum
combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or
their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; --
the opposite of black
; as, white paper; a
white skin. “Pearls white.”
White as the whitest lily on a stream. --Longfellow.
2. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of
blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear.
Or whispering with white lips, “The foe!
They come! they come!”
3. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or
from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure.
White as thy fame, and as thy honor clear. --Dryden.
No whiter page than Addison's remains. --Pope.
4. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary.
Your high engendered battles 'gainst a head
So old and white as this. --Shak.
5. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the
like; fortunate; happy; favorable.
On the whole, however, the dominie reckoned this as
one of the white days of his life. --Sir W.
6. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling.
Come forth, my white spouse. --Chaucer.
I am his white boy, and will not be gullet. --Ford.
Note: White is used in many self-explaining compounds, as
white-backed, white-bearded, white-footed.
. (Bot.) See Sweet pepper bush
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of social
pseudoneuropterous insects of the genus Termes
insects are very abundant in tropical countries, and form
large and complex communities consisting of numerous
asexual workers of one or more kinds, of large-headed
asexual individuals called soldiers, of one or more queens
(or fertile females) often having the body enormously
distended by the eggs, and, at certain seasons of numerous
winged males, together with the larv[ae] and pup[ae] of
each kind in various stages of development. Many of the
species construct large and complicated nests, sometimes
in the form of domelike structures rising several feet
above the ground and connected with extensive subterranean
galleries and chambers. In their social habits they
closely resemble the true ants. They feed upon animal and
vegetable substances of various kinds, including timber,
and are often very destructive to buildings and furniture.
(Chem.), arsenious oxide, As2O3
substance of a white color, and vitreous adamantine
luster, having an astringent, sweetish taste. It is a
(Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water North American bass
) found in the Great Likes.
(Zo["o]l.), the polar bear. See under Polar
White blood cell
. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte
(Zo["o]l.), the snow goose.
, a white alloy of copper; white copper.
(a) A kind of catchfly (Silene stellata
) with white
(b) A white-flowered Lychnis (Lychnis vespertina
(R. C. Ch.), a Premonstratensian.
, the members of a secret organization in various
of the United States, who attempt to drive away or reform
obnoxious persons by lynch-law methods. They appear masked
in white. Their actions resembled those of the Ku Klux
Klan in some ways but they were not formally affiliated
with the Klan, and their victims were often not black.
(Bot.), an evergreen tree of North America
), also the related Cupressus thyoides
, or Cham[ae]cyparis sph[ae]roidea
, a slender
evergreen conifer which grows in the so-called cedar
swamps of the Northern and Atlantic States. Both are much
valued for their durable timber. In California the name is
given to the Libocedrus decurrens
, the timber of which
is also useful, though often subject to dry rot.
--Goodale. The white cedar of Demerara, Guiana, etc., is a
lofty tree (Icica altissima
syn. Bursera altissima
whose fragrant wood is used for canoes and cabinetwork, as
it is not attacked by insect.
. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte
(Bot.), a species of small perennial clover
bearing white flowers. It furnishes excellent food for
cattle and horses, as well as for the honeybee. See also
, a whitish alloy of copper. See German silver
, under German
(Min.), a native hydrous sulphate of iron;
(Zo["o]l.), an ornamental branched coral
) native of the Mediterranean.
. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte
(Zo["o]l.), the tree cricket.
, a crop of grain which loses its green color, or
becomes white, in ripening, as wheat, rye, barley, and
oats, as distinguished from a green crop, or a root crop.
(Bot.), a variety of the common red currant,
having white berries.
(Bot.), the oxeye daisy. See under Daisy
, a kind of poisonous gas encountered in coal
(a) a whitish, or albino, variety of the Asiatic elephant.
(b) see white elephant
in the vocabulary.
(Bot.), a majestic tree of North America (Ulmus Americana
), the timber of which is much used for hubs of
wheels, and for other purposes.
. See Saint George's ensign
, under Saint
, a mark or symbol of cowardice. See To show the white feather
, under Feather
(Bot.), a name given to several coniferous trees
of the Pacific States, as Abies grandis
, and Abies concolor
(Zo["o]l.), the ruffed grouse. See under
. See Hoarfrost
(Zo["o]l.), the white ptarmigan.
(Bot.), an American grass (Leersia Virginica
with greenish-white pale[ae].
(a) The white ptarmigan.
(b) The prairie chicken. [Local, U. S.]
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of the June bug and other
allied species. These grubs eat the roots of grasses and
other plants, and often do much damage.
(Zo["o]l.), the squirrel hake. See under
, or White kite
(Zo["o]l.), the hen harrier.
, the temperature at which bodies become
incandescent, and appear white from the bright light which
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Veratrum
) See Hellebore
, a fresh, or unsmoked, herring, as
distinguished from a red, or cured, herring. [R.] --Shak.
(Zo["o]l.), the barn owl. [Prov. Eng.]
(Naut.), white-topped waves; whitecaps.
The White House
. See under House
(Zo["o]l.), an American ibis (Guara alba
having the plumage pure white, except the tips of the
wings, which are black. It inhabits tropical America and
the Southern United States. Called also Spanish curlew
(a) Thin sheets of iron coated with tin; tinned iron.
(b) A hard, silvery-white cast iron containing a large
proportion of combined carbon.
White iron pyrites
, a tough clayey soil, of a whitish hue when dry,
but blackish after rain. [Eng.]
(Zo["o]l.), the snow bunting.
(a) A carbonate of lead much used in painting, and for
other purposes; ceruse.
(b) (Min.) Native lead carbonate; cerusite.
, buff leather; leather tanned with alum and
(Med.), milk leg. See under Milk
(Bot.), rattlesnake root. See under
. See under Lie
(a) (Physics) Light having the different colors in the
same proportion as in the light coming directly from
the sun, without having been decomposed, as by passing
through a prism. See the Note under Color
, n., 1.
(b) A kind of firework which gives a brilliant white
illumination for signals, etc.
, a solution or preparation of lime for
(Print.), a void space of the breadth of a line,
on a printed page; a blank line.
(a) Any light-colored flesh, especially of poultry.
(b) Food made from milk or eggs, as butter, cheese, etc.
Driving their cattle continually with them, and
feeding only upon their milk and white meats.
(Zo["o]l.), the smew.
(a) Any one of several white alloys, as pewter, britannia,
(b) (Metal.) A fine grade of copper sulphide obtained at a
certain stage in copper smelting.
(a) The common clothes moth.
(b) A common American bombycid moth (Spilosoma Virginica
) which is pure white with a few small black
spots; -- called also ermine moth
, and virgin moth
. See Woolly bear
, under Woolly
, silver money.
(Zo["o]l.), the albino variety of the common
(Zo["o]l.), a silvery mullet (Mugil curema
ranging from the coast of the United States to Brazil; --
called also blue-back mullet
, and liza
(Zo["o]l.), the smew; -- so called from the white
crest and the band of black feathers on the back of its
head, which give the appearance of a hood.
. (Bot.) See under Oak
(a) The snowy owl.
(b) The barn owl.
(Zo["o]l.), the white ptarmigan.
(a) A North American fresh-water bass (Morone Americana
valued as a food fish.
(b) The croaker, or fresh-water drum.
(c) Any California surf fish.
. (Bot.) See the Note under Pine
(Bot.), a European tree (Populus alba
cultivated as a shade tree in America; abele.
(Bot.), the opium-yielding poppy. See Poppy
, a kind of gunpowder formerly believed to
exist, and to have the power of exploding without noise.
A pistol charged with white powder. --Beau. & Fl.
. (Old Chem.) See under Precipitate
(a) The American northern hare in its winter pelage.
(b) An albino rabbit.
(a) (Eng. Law) Formerly, rent payable in silver; --
opposed to black rent. See Blackmail
, n., 3.
(b) A rent, or duty, of eight pence, payable yearly by
every tinner in Devon and Cornwall to the Duke of
Cornwall, as lord of the soil. [Prov. Eng.]
(a) The one-horned, or Indian, rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Indicus
). See Rhinoceros
(b) The umhofo.
, the distinctive badge of certain
organizations for the promotion of temperance or of moral
purity; as, the White-ribbon Army.
(Naut.), untarred hemp rope.
(a) Either of several plants, as marsh pennywort and
butterwort, which were thought to produce the disease
called rot in sheep.
(b) A disease of grapes. See White rot
, under Rot
(Bot.), a white, woolly undershrub (Eurotia lanata
) of Western North America; -- called also winter fat
(Zo["o]l.), the silver salmon.
, salt dried and calcined; decrepitated salt.
(Zo["o]l.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus Nerii
injurious to the orange tree. See Orange scale
(Zo["o]l.), a species of man-eating shark. See
. (Med.) See Softening of the brain
. (Bot.) See Spruce
, n., 1.
(Naut.), a sudden gust of wind, or furious
blow, which comes up without being marked in its approach
otherwise than by whitecaps, or white, broken water, on
the surface of the sea.
, the badge of the lord high treasurer of
(Zo["o]l.), the common European stork.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Shovelnose
(a) The common sucker.
(b) The common red horse (Moxostoma macrolepidotum
(Med.), a chronic swelling of the knee,
produced by a strumous inflammation of the synovial
membranes of the kneejoint and of the cancellar texture of
the end of the bone forming the kneejoint; -- applied also
to a lingering chronic swelling of almost any kind.
. See Tombac
(Zo["o]l.), the white weakfish, or silver
squeteague (Cynoscion nothus
), of the Southern United
(Chem.), hydrous sulphate of zinc. See White vitriol
, under Vitriol
(Zo["o]l.), the common, or pied, wagtail.
, beeswax rendered white by bleaching.
(Zo["o]l.), the beluga.
(Zo["o]l.), the smew.
. any wine of a clear, transparent color,
bordering on white, as Madeira, sherry, Lisbon, etc.; --
distinguished from wines of a deep red color, as port and
Burgundy. “White wine of Lepe.”
, a witch or wizard whose supernatural powers
are supposed to be exercised for good and beneficent
purposes. --Addison. --Cotton Mather.
(a) A light-colored wolf (Canis laniger
) native of
Thibet; -- called also chanco
, golden wolf
(b) The albino variety of the gray wolf.
(Zo["o]l.), the willow warbler; -- so called
from the color of the under parts.