graybeard vs greybeard what difference

what is difference between graybeard and greybeard

English

Noun

graybeard (plural graybeards)

  1. Alternative spelling of greybeard


English

Alternative forms

  • graybeard

Etymology

grey +‎ beard; men of advanced age would be expected to have a grey beard.

Noun

greybeard (plural greybeards)

  1. (poetic) An old man.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:old man
  2. (figuratively) Any of the members of a group who have been there the longest, often implying experience.
    Synonyms: oldbie, old-timer, veteran
    Hyponym: greymuzzle
  3. (historical) A coarse earthenware vessel for holding liquor; a bellarmine.

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