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hoar

[ hawr, hohr ]
/ hɔr, hoʊr /
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noun

hoarfrost; rime.
a hoary coating or appearance.

adjective

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Origin of hoar

before 900; Middle English hor,Old English hār; cognate with Old Norse hārr gray with age, Old Frisian hēr gray, Old High German hēr old (German hehr august, sublime)
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British Dictionary definitions for hoar

hoar
/ (hɔː) /

noun

short for hoarfrost

adjective

rare covered with hoarfrost
archaic a poetic variant of hoary
Old English hār; related to Old Norse hārr, Old High German hēr, Old Slavonic sěrǔ grey
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