white-haired

adjective

Definition of white-haired 

1 : having white hair or covered with white hairs a white-haired plant

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First Known Use of white-haired

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for white-haired

Middle English white-harid, from white entry 1 + hered, harid haired

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