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whitish

[hwahy-tish, wahy-] /ˈʰwaɪ tɪʃ, ˈwaɪ-/
adjective
1.
somewhat white; tending to white.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see white, -ish1
Related forms
whitishness, noun
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Examples for whitish
  • The adult has an unstreaked brown back and whitish underparts.
  • The colour of the flowers is reddish, yellowish, pinkish, or seldom whitish.
  • The fur around the eyes is whitish, while that around the ears is black.
  • The protoconch and early whorls are whitish with two spiral pink lines.
  • The underparts of both morphs are whitish and streaked with brown.
  • Beginning of seed imbibition, bean swollen, whitish, no radicle visible.
  • The fin whale has a brownish grey top and sides and a whitish underside.

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