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To say somone has gray hair, does it make sense to say "he has snowy hair."? Thank you.
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    American English
    It might make sense in the right novel for the right character. In general, I wouldn't use it, but that's me.


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    USA English
    First of all, snow is white, not gray, so there's a factual problem here.

    If you said "snowy hair" to me, I would assume that you're talking about somebody who went out in a snowstorm and the flakes on his head haven't melted.

    We do say "snow-white" hair, however. That's still not gray, however.

    As a side note, I'm claiming expertise due to my bearing a head of gray hair. :eek:
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