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Definition of 'hoary'


  1. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head"
       Synonyms: grey gray grey-haired gray-haired grey-headed gray-headed grizzly hoar white-haired
  2. ancient; "hoary jokes"
       Synonyms: rusty
  3. covered with fine whitish hairs or down
       Synonyms: canescent

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