Hoar"y (?), a.
White or whitish.
2. White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs.
Reverence the hoary head.
Dr. T. Dwight.
Hence, remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity.
Moldy; mossy; musty.
Of a pale silvery gray.
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.
© Webster 1913.