old-man's-beard

[ ohld-manz-beerd ]
/ ˈoʊldˌmænzˈbɪərd /

noun

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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

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