hoary

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EtymologyEdit

hoar +‎ -y.

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hoary (comparative hoarier, superlative hoariest)

  1. White or gray with age.
    The old man bowed his hoary head in acquiescence.
  2. (zoology) Of a pale silvery gray.
  3. (botany) Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent.
  4. (obsolete) Remote in time past.
  5. (obsolete) Moldy; mossy; musty.
  6. Old or old-fashioned.

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Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 16:03