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hoary

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

hoary (comparative hoarier, superlative hoariest)

Positive
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

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