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old-man's-beard

[ohld-manz-beerd]
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noun
  1. fringe tree.
  2. beard moss.
  3. traveler's-joy.

Origin of old-man's-beard

First recorded in 1735–45
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British Dictionary definitions for old man's beard

old man's beard

noun
  1. any of various plants having a white feathery appearance, esp traveller's joy and Spanish moss
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