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'White Salmon'

Definition of 'White salmon'
White \White\ (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[imac]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[imac]z, hw[imac]z, Icel. hv[imac]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, Whitsunday.] [1913 Webster]
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 or dark; as, white paper; a white skin. "Pearls white." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
White as the whitest lily on a stream. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]
2. Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with fear. [1913 Webster]
Or whispering with white lips, "The foe! They come! they come!" --Byron. [1913 Webster]
3. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure. [1913 Webster]
White as thy fame, and as thy honor clear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
No whiter page than Addison's remains. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
4. Gray, as from age; having silvery hair; hoary. [1913 Webster]
Your high engendered battles 'gainst a head So old and white as this. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
5. Characterized by freedom from that which disturbs, and the like; fortunate; happy; favorable. [1913 Webster]
On the whole, however, the dominie reckoned this as one of the white days of his life. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
6. Regarded with especial favor; favorite; darling. [1913 Webster]
Come forth, my white spouse. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
I am his white boy, and will not be gullet. --Ford. [1913 Webster]
Note: White is used in many self-explaining compounds, as white-backed, white-bearded, white-footed. [1913 Webster]
White alder. (Bot.) See Sweet pepper bush, under Pepper.
White ant (Zool.), any one of numerous species of social pseudoneuropterous insects of the genus Termes. These 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 larvae and pupae 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.
White arsenic (Chem.), arsenious oxide, As2O3, a substance of a white color, and vitreous adamantine luster, having an astringent, sweetish taste. It is a deadly poison.
White bass (Zool.), a fresh-water North American bass (Roccus chrysops) found in the Great Likes.
White bear (Zool.), the polar bear. See under Polar.
White blood cell. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
White brand (Zool.), the snow goose.
White brass, a white alloy of copper; white copper.
White campion. (Bot.) (a) A kind of catchfly (Silene stellata) with white flowers. (b) A white-flowered Lychnis (Lychnis vespertina).
White canon (R. C. Ch.), a Premonstratensian.
White caps, 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.
White cedar (Bot.), an evergreen tree of North America (Thuja occidentalis), also the related {Cupressus thyoides}, or Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea, 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.
White cell. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
White cell-blood (Med.), leucocythaemia.
White clover (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 under Clover.
White copper, a whitish alloy of copper. See {German silver}, under German.
White copperas (Min.), a native hydrous sulphate of iron; coquimbite.
White coral (Zool.), an ornamental branched coral (Amphihelia oculata) native of the Mediterranean.
White corpuscle. (Physiol.) See Leucocyte.
White cricket (Zool.), the tree cricket.
White crop, 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.
White currant (Bot.), a variety of the common red currant, having white berries.
White daisy (Bot.), the oxeye daisy. See under Daisy.
White damp, a kind of poisonous gas encountered in coal mines. --Raymond.
White elephant (Zool.), (a) a whitish, or albino, variety of the Asiatic elephant. (b) see white elephant in the vocabulary.
White elm (Bot.), a majestic tree of North America ({Ulmus Americana}), the timber of which is much used for hubs of wheels, and for other purposes.
White feather, a mark or symbol of cowardice. See {To show the white feather}, under Feather, n.
White fir (Bot.), a name given to several coniferous trees of the Pacific States, as Abies grandis, and {Abies concolor}.
White flesher (Zool.), the ruffed grouse. See under Ruffed. [Canada]
White game (Zool.), the white ptarmigan.
White garnet (Min.), leucite.
White grass (Bot.), an American grass (Leersia Virginica) with greenish-white paleae.
White grouse. (Zool.) (a) The white ptarmigan. (b) The prairie chicken. [Local, U. S.]
White grub (Zool.), 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.
White hake (Zool.), the squirrel hake. See under Squirrel.
White hawk, or White kite (Zool.), the hen harrier.
White heat, the temperature at which bodies become incandescent, and appear white from the bright light which they emit.
White hellebore (Bot.), a plant of the genus Veratrum (Veratrum album) See Hellebore, 2.
White herring, a fresh, or unsmoked, herring, as distinguished from a red, or cured, herring. [R.] --Shak.
White hoolet (Zool.), the barn owl. [Prov. Eng.]
White horses (Naut.), white-topped waves; whitecaps.
The White House. See under House.
White ibis (Zool.), 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.
White iron. (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 (Min.), marcasite.
White land, a tough clayey soil, of a whitish hue when dry, but blackish after rain. [Eng.]
White lark (Zool.), the snow bunting.
White lead. (a) A carbonate of lead much used in painting, and for other purposes; ceruse. (b) (Min.) Native lead carbonate; cerusite.
White leather, buff leather; leather tanned with alum and salt.
White leg (Med.), milk leg. See under Milk.
White lettuce (Bot.), rattlesnake root. See under Rattlesnake.
White lie. See under Lie.
White light. (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.
White lime, a solution or preparation of lime for whitewashing; whitewash.
White line (Print.), a void space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a blank line.
White meat. (a) Any light-colored flesh, especially of poultry. (b) Food made from milk or eggs, as butter, cheese, etc. [1913 Webster]
Driving their cattle continually with them, and feeding only upon their milk and white meats. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
White merganser (Zool.), the smew.
White metal. (a) Any one of several white alloys, as pewter, britannia, etc. (b) (Metal.) A fine grade of copper sulphide obtained at a certain stage in copper smelting.
White miller. (Zool.) (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.
White money, silver money.
White mouse (Zool.), the albino variety of the common mouse.
White mullet (Zool.), a silvery mullet (Mugil curema) ranging from the coast of the United States to Brazil; -- called also blue-back mullet, and liza.
White nun (Zool.), 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.
White oak. (Bot.) See under Oak.
White owl. (Zool.) (a) The snowy owl. (b) The barn owl.
White partridge (Zool.), the white ptarmigan.
White perch. (Zool.) (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.
White pine. (Bot.) See the Note under Pine.
White poplar (Bot.), a European tree (Populus alba) often cultivated as a shade tree in America; abele.
White poppy (Bot.), the opium-yielding poppy. See Poppy.
White powder, a kind of gunpowder formerly believed to exist, and to have the power of exploding without noise. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
A pistol charged with white powder. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
White precipitate. (Old Chem.) See under Precipitate.
White rabbit. (Zool.) (a) The American northern hare in its winter pelage. (b) An albino rabbit.
White rent, (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.]
White rhinoceros. (Zool.) (a) The one-horned, or Indian, rhinoceros ({Rhinoceros Indicus}). See Rhinoceros. (b) The umhofo.
White ribbon, the distinctive badge of certain organizations for the promotion of temperance or of moral purity; as, the White-ribbon Army.
White rope (Naut.), untarred hemp rope.
White rot. (Bot.) (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.
White sage (Bot.), a white, woolly undershrub ({Eurotia lanata}) of Western North America; -- called also {winter fat}.
White salmon (Zool.), the silver salmon.
White salt, salt dried and calcined; decrepitated salt.
White scale (Zool.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus Nerii) injurious to the orange tree. See Orange scale, under Orange.
White shark (Zool.), a species of man-eating shark. See under Shark.
White spruce. (Bot.) See Spruce, n., 1.
White squall (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.
White staff, the badge of the lord high treasurer of England. --Macaulay.
White stork (Zool.), the common European stork.
White sturgeon. (Zool.) See Shovelnose (d) .
White sucker. (Zool.) (a) The common sucker. (b) The common red horse (Moxostoma macrolepidotum).
White swelling (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.
White trout (Zool.), the white weakfish, or silver squeteague (Cynoscion nothus), of the Southern United States.
White vitriol (Chem.), hydrous sulphate of zinc. See {White vitriol}, under Vitriol.
White wagtail (Zool.), the common, or pied, wagtail.
White wax, beeswax rendered white by bleaching.
White whale (Zool.), the beluga.
White widgeon (Zool.), the smew.
White wine. 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." --Chaucer.
White witch, a witch or wizard whose supernatural powers are supposed to be exercised for good and beneficent purposes. --Addison. --Cotton Mather.
White wolf. (Zool.) (a) A light-colored wolf (Canis laniger) native of Thibet; -- called also chanco, golden wolf, and Thibetan wolf. (b) The albino variety of the gray wolf.
White wren (Zool.), the willow warbler; -- so called from the color of the under parts. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'white salmon'
Silver \Sil"ver\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster]
2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. "Silver hair." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bathed Their downy breast. --Milton. [1913 Webster] (b) Precious; costly. (c) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear. "Silver voices." --Spenser. (d) Sweet; gentle; peaceful. "Silver slumber." --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
American silver fir (Bot.), the balsam fir. See under Balsam.
Silver age (Roman Lit.), the latter part (a. d. 14-180) of the classical period of Latinity, -- the time of writers of inferior purity of language, as compared with those of the previous golden age, so-called.
Silver-bell tree (Bot.), an American shrub or small tree (Halesia tetraptera) with white bell-shaped flowers in clusters or racemes; the snowdrop tree.
Silver bush (Bot.), a shrubby leguminous plant ({Anthyllis Barba-Jovis}) of Southern Europe, having silvery foliage.
Silver chub (Zool.), the fallfish.
Silver eel. (Zool.) (a) The cutlass fish. (b) A pale variety of the common eel.
Silver fir (Bot.), a coniferous tree (Abies pectinata) found in mountainous districts in the middle and south of Europe, where it often grows to the height of 100 or 150 feet. It yields Burgundy pitch and Strasburg turpentine.
Silver foil, foil made of silver.
Silver fox (Zool.), a variety of the common fox ({Vulpes vulpes}, variety argenteus) found in the northern parts of Asia, Europe, and America. Its fur is nearly black, with silvery tips, and is highly valued. Called also {black fox}, and silver-gray fox.
Silver gar. (Zool.) See Billfish (a) .
Silver grain (Bot.), the lines or narrow plates of cellular tissue which pass from the pith to the bark of an exogenous stem; the medullary rays. In the wood of the oak they are much larger than in that of the beech, maple, pine, cherry, etc.
Silver grebe (Zool.), the red-throated diver. See Illust. under Diver.
Silver hake (Zool.), the American whiting.
Silver leaf, leaves or sheets made of silver beaten very thin.
Silver lunge (Zool.), the namaycush.
Silver moonfish.(Zool.) See Moonfish (b) .
Silver moth (Zool.), a lepisma.
Silver owl (Zool.), the barn owl.
Silver perch (Zool.), the mademoiselle, 2.
Silver pheasant (Zool.), any one of several species of beautiful crested and long-tailed Asiatic pheasants, of the genus Euplocamus. They have the tail and more or less of the upper parts silvery white. The most common species (Euplocamus nychtemerus) is native of China.
Silver plate, (a) domestic utensils made of a base metal coated with silver. (b) a plating of silver on a base metal.
Silver plover (Zool.), the knot.
Silver salmon (Zool.), a salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) native of both coasts of the North Pacific. It ascends all the American rivers as far south as the Sacramento. Called also kisutch, whitefish, and white salmon.
Silver shell (Zool.), a marine bivalve of the genus Anomia. See Anomia.
Silver steel, an alloy of steel with a very small proportion of silver.
Silver stick, a title given to the title field officer of the Life Guards when on duty at the palace. [Eng.] --Thackeray.
Silver tree (Bot.), a South African tree ({Leucadendron argenteum}) with long, silvery, silky leaves.
Silver trout, (Zool.) See Trout.
Silver wedding. See under Wedding.
Silver whiting (Zool.), a marine sciaenoid food fish (Menticirrus littoralis) native of the Southern United States; -- called also surf whiting.
Silver witch (Zool.), A lepisma. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'white salmon'
Yellowtail \Yel"low*tail`\, n. (Zool.) (a) Any one of several species of marine carangoid fishes of the genus Seriola; especially, the large California species (Seriola dorsalis) which sometimes weighs thirty or forty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish; -- called also cavasina, and white salmon. (b) The mademoiselle, or silver perch. (c) The menhaden. (d) The runner, 12. (e) A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus). (f) The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides). [1913 Webster]
Note: Several other fishes are also locally called yellowtail. [1913 Webster]
White Salmon, WA -- U.S. city in Washington
Name :
White Salmon, WA -- U.S. city in Washington
Population (2000) :
Housing Units (2000) :
Land area (2000) :
1.246619 sq. miles (3.228729 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
1.246619 sq. miles (3.228729 sq. km)
FIPS code :
Located within :
Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location :
45.728792 N, 121.483557 W
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some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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