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Spanish moss

noun

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

Full Definition of SPANISH MOSS

:  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

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First Known Use of SPANISH MOSS

1823

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