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Adjective: hoary (hoarier,hoariest)  ho-ree
  1. Showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
    "nodded his hoary head";
    - grey [Brit, Cdn], gray [US], grey-haired [Brit, Cdn], gray-haired [US], grey-headed [Brit, Cdn], gray-headed [US], grizzly, hoar, white-haired
  2. Ancient
    "hoary jokes";
    - rusty
  3. (biology) covered with fine whitish hairs or down
    - canescent

Derived forms: hoarier, hoariest

See also: haired, hairy, hirsute, old

Encyclopedia: Hoary