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Definition of the adjective hoary

What does hoary mean as an attribute of a noun?

Hoary is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more hoary / hoarier | most hoary / hoariest

  1. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
  2. ancient
    • example: hoary jokes
    • synonym of hoary: rusty
    • similar: old
  3. covered with fine whitish hairs or down

Alternative definition of the adjective hoary


  1. white or gray with age
  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

Phrases with hoary

  1. Hoary Bat
  2. Hoary Fox
  3. hoary pea
  4. Hoary Edge
  5. Hoary Aster
  6. Hoary Basil
  7. Hoary Brome
  8. Hoary Caper
  9. Hoary Comma
  10. Hoary Cress
  11. Hoary Elfin
  12. Hoary-Aster
  13. hoary alison
  14. Hoary Arnica
  15. hoary marmot
  16. Hoary Orache
  17. Hoary Spurge
  18. hoary willow
  19. hoary alyssum
  20. Hoary Milkpea

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for hoary

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Invasive Species (2011)

From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels by Susan L. Woodward, Joyce A. Quinn

Also known as: White top, perennial peppergrass, pepperweed whitetop, heart- podded hoary cress Scientific name: Cardaria draba Synonyms: Cochlearia draba, Lepidium draba, Nasturtium draba Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae) Native  ...

Google previewBowhunter's Encyclopedia (1992)

Practical, Easy-to-Find Answers to Your Bowhunting Questions by Dwight R. Schuh

Throughout Western mountains the hoary marmot takes over elevationally where rock- chucks leave off. Hoary marmots live in rocky, open country to the tops of the highest Western mountains, from 6,000 to 14,000 feet. Many a mule deer, elk,  ...

Google previewLoudon's Encyclopaedia of Plants (1880)

Comprising the Specific Character, Description, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigenous To, Cultivated In, Or Introduced Into Britain. New Impression, Ed. by Mrs. Loudon, Assisted by George Don and David Wooster by John Claudius Loudon

at edge brownish green above hoary beneath, l-"l. sol. Sqt tinning 77:29 Young shoots vise. with downy hairs, Lvs. seas. lin. obl. viseid downy beneath, Fl. in term umb. Sqi. villous 7760 Branches ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of North American Mammals (2009)

A Comprehensive Guide to Mammals of North America by MobileReference

cinereus The hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) is a "hairy-tailed bat" ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Herbs (2009)

A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance by Thomas DeBaggio, Arthur O. Tucker

Ocimum americanum ŏ-sĭ-mŭm å-mĕr-ĭ-kā-nŭm lemon basil, spice basil, hoary basil This species is often confused with O. basilicum and sometimes cited as O. canum or as a hybrid (O. basilicum × O. canum). In 1978 H. Keng and in 1992 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Jt hath a ligneous stalk, dividing into many branches, garnished with flender hoary leaves, that are four ways indented, and have a rank, strong odour when handled. The brandies are terminated by a single flower, composed of many ...

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Scrabble value of H4O1A1R1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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