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Definition of "moss" []

  • Any of various green, usually small, nonvascular plants of the class Musci of the division Bryophyta. (noun)
  • A patch or covering of such plants. (noun)
  • Any of various other unrelated plants having a similar appearance or manner of growth, such as the club moss, Irish moss, and Spanish moss. (noun)
  • To cover with moss. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "moss" in a sentence
  • "While the moss is dried and not alive, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you never have to worry about it dying and disappearing when you forget to water it."
  • "Castle; then came yesterday evening to this Town, Slept sound, and this morning engaged an old Welshman with a cart with benches, and three little horses, to carry us to the summit of the Sugar loaf Mountain, Such fun, such a road, and such a feast on the mountain moss, and such a sight!"
  • "On the Northend you get lots of snow, the trees covered in moss, the ocean."