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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective hoary:
Definition of hoary
What does hoary mean?
Hoary is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
- showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
- covered with fine whitish hairs or down
- white or gray with age
- [zoology] of a pale silvery gray.
- [botany] covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent
- [obsolete] remote in time past
- [obsolete] moldy; mossy; musty
Phrases with hoary
- Hoary Bat
- Hoary Fox
- hoary pea
- Hoary Edge
- Hoary Aster
- Hoary Basil
- Hoary Brome
- Hoary Caper
- Hoary Comma
- Hoary Cress
- Hoary Elfin
- hoary alison
- Hoary Arnica
- hoary marmot
- Hoary Orache
- Hoary Spurge
- hoary willow
- hoary alyssum
- Hoary Milkpea
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for hoary
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An Encyclopaedia of Gardening (1897)
A Dictionary of Cultivated Plants, Etc by Thomas William Saunders
Hoary Azalea (Azalea canescens) — see Azalea. Hoary German Madwort ( Alyssum semonense) — see Alyasum Hoary Groundsel (Senecio incanus) — see Senecio.
Bowhunter'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, ...
Loudon'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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
The 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" ...
The 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 ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, &c. intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)
Linnæus fays than an inch high, nht hoary on the under side ; it is very common upon the juniper. The Goth- and have pale glaucous shields situated at the ex- land Swedes dye their yarn of a yell«w colour tremities of the segments, standing ...
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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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