milk white


Definition of milk white

: a yellowish white that is less strong and slightly greener and lighter than average shell tint — compare skimmed-milk white

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History and Etymology for milk white

Middle English milc-whit, from Old English meolchwīt, from meolc milk + hwīt white

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“Milk white.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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