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hoary (adj.)

1510s, "gray or white with age" (of hair); c. 1600 as "venerable, ancient;" from hoar + -y (2). Related: Hoariness.

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Definitions of hoary from WordNet

hoary (adj.)
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
hoary (adj.)
ancient;
hoary jokes
Synonyms: rusty
hoary (adj.)
covered with fine whitish hairs or down;
Synonyms: canescent
From wordnet.princeton.edu