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lily-white

adjective uk   /ˌlɪl.iˈwaɪt/ us  

lily-white adjective (COLOUR)

old-fashioned pure white

lily-white adjective (CHARACTER)

having a perfect character with no bad qualities
Translations of “lily-white”
in Chinese (Traditional) 顔色, 純白色的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色, 纯白色的…
(Definition of lily-white from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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