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

Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of whitetop was in 1803

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“Whitetop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitetop. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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