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adj. hoar·i·er, hoar·i·est
1. Gray or white with or as if with age.
2. Covered with grayish hair or pubescence: hoary leaves.
3. So old as to inspire veneration; ancient.
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|Noun||1.||hoariness - a silvery-white color|
|2.||hoariness - great age (especially grey or white with age)|
oldness - the quality of being old; the opposite of newness
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