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white gold

white gold
 n.— «Traditionally white is the colour of mourning. When a person dies, friends, relatives and members of the community collect money in a white envelope (called white gold) for the family and the bereaved, which goes towards the cost of the funeral. Chinese people may be buried or cremated and the ashes may be shipped back to their ancestors’ grave.» —by Strathclyde Fire & Rescue A Guide to Cultural Awareness (Hamilton, United Kingdom) July 8, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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