Definition of whitetop

1a(1) : a redtop (Agrostis alba)
(2) : a grass (Fluminea festucacea) of northwestern North America that is an important source of food for wild birds
(3) or less commonly white topped grass : any of several grasses of the genus Danthonia (especially D. pilosa)
c : any of several Australian eucalypts especially : a widely distributed blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis)
2 : a covered wagon with a white top

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First Known Use of whitetop

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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“Whitetop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitetop. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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