old man's beard definition

  • adjective:
    • The Tillandsia usneoides. See Tillandsia.
  • noun:
    • See Clematis.
    • identical to long-moss.
    • just like fringe-tree.
    • A species of Equisetum; additionally, occasionally, among types of other genera.
    • energetic deciduous climber of European countries to Afghanistan and Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers during the summer and autumn
    • typical climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears many panicles of tiny creamy white blossoms
    • dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by simple wiry origins; southeastern usa and West Indies to South America

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