old-man's-beard

[ ohld-manz-beerd ]
/ ˈoʊldˌmænzˈbɪərd /

noun


Nearby words

  1. old-girl network,
  2. old-line,
  3. old-line party,
  4. old-maidish,
  5. old-man cactus,
  6. old-man-and-woman,
  7. old-school,
  8. old-style,
  9. old-time,
  10. old-time dance

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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