- 3 historical counterrevolutionary or reactionary. Contrasted with red (sense 2 of the adjective).
- 4 [with modifier] a white or cream butterfly that has dark veins or spots on the wings. It can be a serious crop pest.
- Pieris and other genera, family Pieridae. See also cabbage white
verb[with object] archaic
late Old English hwīt, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wit and German weiss, also to wheat