- grayish white；(of a person) having gray or white hair; aged
- 1. grayish white:
- 2. (of a person) having gray or white hair; aged:
a hoary old fellow with a face of white stubble
- 3. used in names of animals and plants covered with whitish fur or short hairs, e.g. hoary bat, hoary cress.
- 4. old and trite:
that hoary American notion that bigger is better