What does the word whitish mean?

Usage examples for whitish

  1. Some were whitish, with a tinge of olive, like the Amazon itself; others were blue and transparent; while a third kind had waters as black as ink. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. Happily we chanced to meet an old man, clothed in a whitish robe of some unknown substance, not unlike paper. – HE by Andrew Lang
  3. Several rusty cabbage- palmettos waved above the whitish, sandy soil surrounding it; one or two discouraged orange trees fruited despondently near the veranda. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
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