On the top is a shallow cup for the reception of the one or two eggs, which have a bluish-white shell with chalky incrustation.
Bright meteors often emit the bluish-white light suggestive of burning magnesium.
Thick, with a small head, covered on the forepart with large smooth scales; it is of a pale brown colour above, and the belly is of a bluish-white tinged with pale brown or yellow.
The young involucre surrounds the female flower and the stalk supporting the spike of male flowers, and when ripe has the appearance of bluish-white porcelain.
Properties Zinc is a bluish-white metal, showing a high lustre when freshly fractured.