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old-man's-beard

[ohld-manz-beerd] /ˈoʊldˌmænzˈbɪərd/
noun
2.
beard moss.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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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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