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moss

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noun \ˈmȯs\

Simple Definition of moss

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of moss

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  bog, swamp; especially :  a peat bog

  2. 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. 3 :  a mossy covering

mosslike

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Examples of moss in a sentence

  1. Moss covered the fallen logs.



Origin and Etymology of moss

Middle English, from Old English mos; akin to Old High German mos moss, Latin muscus


First Known Use: before 12th century


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moss

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Definition of moss

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cover or overgrow with moss



15th Century

First Known Use of moss

15th century


MOSS Defined for Kids

moss

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noun \ˈmȯs\

Definition of moss for Students

  1. 1 :  a plant that has no flowers and grows as a small leafy stem in patches like cushions clinging to rocks, bark, or damp ground

  2. 2 :  a plant or plantlike organism (as a lichen) resembling moss




Medical Dictionary

moss

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noun \ˈmȯs\

Medical Definition of moss

  1. 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. 2:  any of various plants resembling mosses in appearance or habit of growth—see club moss, iceland moss, irish moss




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