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grizzle (GRIZ-uhl) verb tr.
To make or become gray.
1. The color of a grizzled animal. A grizzled animal.
2. Archaic. Gray hair.
[From Middle English grisel, gray, from Old French, diminutive of gris, gray.]
"Picturesque posings; laconic utterance; tacit understanding among friends; and that stock European hero, the grizzle-bearded fellow who is tacitly Very Real." Kauffmann, Stanley, Before the Rain.(movie reviews), The New Republic, 27 Mar 1995.
This week's theme: words about colors.
Difficulties increase the nearer we approach our goal. -Goethe (1749-1832)