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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hoary /ˈhori, ˈhɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hoar·y a.
 1. White or whitish. “The hoary willows.”
 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.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or
             white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge;
             "nodded his hoary head" [syn: gray, grey, gray-haired,
              grey-haired, gray-headed, grey-headed, grizzly,
              hoar, white-haired]
      2: ancient; "hoary jokes" [syn: rusty]
      3: covered with fine whitish hairs or down [syn: canescent]
      [also: hoariest, hoarier]