white-headed

white-head·ed

(wīt′hĕd′ĭd, hwīt′-)
adj.
1. Having white hair, fur, or plumage on the head: white-headed elders; a white-headed woodpecker.
2. Irish Favorite; darling: our white-headed child.

white-headed

adj
1. (Physiology) having hair that is silvery or grey, usually from age
2. (Zoology) (of an animal) having white feathers, fur, or markings on the head

white′-head′ed



adj.
1. having white hair.
2. having fair or flaxen hair.
3. being especially favored.
[1515–25]
Translations

white-headed

[ˈwaɪtˈhedɪd] ADJcanoso, con canas, de pelo cano
white-headed boy (fig) → favorito m, protegido m
References in classic literature ?
A small white-headed boy with a sunburnt face appeared at the door while he was speaking, and stopping there to make a rustic bow, came in and took his seat upon one of the forms.
The old, white-headed father, too--such deference--such respect--such devoted friendship-- he worshipped me
I should have known that her heart was with the dark-eyed boy whose name I once heard her breathe in her troubled sleep; and that she had been sacrificed to me, to relieve the poverty of the old, white-headed man and the haughty brothers.
The white-headed old man followed her to the grave, and the proud brothers dropped a tear over the insensible corpse of her whose sufferings they had regarded in her lifetime with muscles of iron.
Receiving the top-maul from Starbuck, he advanced towards the main-mast with the hammer uplifted in one hand, exhibiting the gold with the other, and with a high raised voice exclaiming: Whosoever of ye raises me a white-headed whale with a wrinkled brow and a crooked jaw; whosoever of ye raises me that white-headed whale, with three holes punctured in his starboard fluke --look ye, whosoever of ye raises me that same white whale, he shall have this gold ounce, my boys
And is the heart of the white-headed chief soft, and will he think of the babes that his squaws have given him?
When Anna went into the room, Dolly was sitting in the little drawing-room with a white-headed fat little boy, already like his father, giving him a lesson in French reading.
The one exception was a sturdy white-headed boy, standing apart from all the rest on a stool in a corner--a forlorn little Crusoe, isolated in his own desert island of solitary penal disgrace.
He applied himself, with redoubled assiduity, to the instructions of the white-headed old gentleman, and laboured so hard that his quick progress surprised even himself.
The white-headed vultures, from Africa, are critically endangered and at grave risk of becoming extinct.
They have migrated and interbred with white-headed ducks, creating a hybrid strain.
I describe and compare the nest-site characteristics of the White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus), Hairy Woodpecker (Picodes villosus), and Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) in burned and unburned logged Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) stands of the eastern Cascade Range of Washington, 2003 to 2010.