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Spanish moss

noun

Simple Definition of Spanish moss

  • : a type of American plant that has long gray strands and that hangs down from the branches of trees

Full Definition of Spanish moss

  1. :  an epiphytic plant (Tillandsia usneoides) of the pineapple family forming pendent tufts of grayish-green filaments on trees from the southern United States to Argentina

Illustration of spanish moss

1823

First Known Use of spanish moss

1823


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