I already know what White Balance is (at least enough to get by!) I already know what Custom White Balance is.
All of the pre-configured White Balance options on the Canon DSLRs have meaningful icons - pictures of the sun, clouds, tungsten and fluoro lights, etc.
But the Custom White Balance icon is a mystery to me. It is a round-corners black rectangle upon two white triangles. (Here's a picture here from this site.)
My idle thought after some late-night experimentation with white-balance is: What are these shapes supposed to represent?
[Originally I thought this was just Canon, but answers below indicate other brands use it too, including Pentax and Olympus. I checked quickly before originally posting, and Nikon have a different name for it (Preset), and no icon in the manual I checked.]