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.
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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
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white′-head′ed



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

white-headed

[ˈwaɪtˈhedɪd] ADJcanoso, con canas, de pelo cano
white-headed boy (fig) → favorito m, protegido m
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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.
There are also quite a few species included in the IUCN Red List, such as the red-breasted goose, the common pochard, the long-tailed duck, the white-headed duck, the velvet scoter, and the horned grebe.The cold weather, a week before the count, increased the number of waterbirds wintering in Bulgaria, but it also froze bodies of water throughout the country.
White-headed Woodpeckers (Picoides albolarvatus) are an uncommon resident of the montane coniferous forests of the western United States and southern British Columbia.