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1moss

noun \ˈms\

: a type of green plant that has very small leaves and no flowers and that grows on rocks, bark, or wet ground

Full Definition of MOSS

1
chiefly Scottish :  bog, swamp; especially :  a peat bog
2
a :  any of a class (Musci) of bryophytic plants characterized by a gametophyte having a small leafy often tufted stem bearing sex organs at its tip; also :  a clump or sward of these plants
b :  any of various plants resembling moss in appearance or habit of growth
3
:  a mossy covering
moss·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of MOSS

  1. Moss covered the fallen logs.

Origin of MOSS

Middle English, from Old English mos; akin to Old High German mos moss, Latin muscus
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with MOSS

2moss

verb

Definition of MOSS

transitive verb
:  to cover or overgrow with moss

First Known Use of MOSS

15th century

moss

noun \ˈms\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MOSS

1
:  any of a class (Musci) of bryophytic plants having a small leafy often tufted stem bearing sex organs at its tip—see sphagnum
2
:  any of various plants resembling mosses in appearance or habit of growth—see club moss, iceland moss, irish moss

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