Spanish moss

noun

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 U.S. to Argentina

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1823, in the meaning defined above

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Spanish moss

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English Language Learners Definition of Spanish moss

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

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