Hoar"y (?), a.

1.

White or whitish.

"The hoary willows."

Addison.

2. White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs.

Reverence the hoary head. Dr. T. Dwight.

3.

Hence, remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity.

4.

Moldy; mossy; musty.

[Obs.]

Knolles.

5. Zool.

Of a pale silvery gray.

6. Bot.

Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent.

Hoary bat Zool., an American bat (Atalapha cinerea), having the hair yellowish, or brown, tipped with white.

 

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