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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whiteness \White"ness\, n. [AS. hw[imac]tness.] 1. The quality or state of being white; white color, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc. "The whiteness in thy cheek." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness. [1913 Webster] He had kept The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 4. Nakedness. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 5. (Zool.) A flock of swans. [1913 Webster]