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hoary

hoar·y

hoary

 
pronunciation:
ho ri
part of speech: adjective
inflections: hoarier, hoariest
definition 1: whitish or grayish, esp. when associated with age.
The old woman tied a scarf over her hoary head.
definition 2: covered with a soft whitish or grayish down.
The child felt the hoary stems and leaves of the plant.
definition 3: of great age; ancient.
The ritual is part of a hoary tradition.
derivations: hoarily (adv.), hoariness (n.)