Definition of mossy
1 : resembling moss
2 : covered with moss or something like moss
3 : antiquated the mossy precepts of the … prescriptive grammarians — Thomas Pyles
Examples of mossy in a Sentence
mossy rules of etiquette that date from the Victorian era
Recent Examples of mossy from the Web
An occasional logging truck rumbles through, coming down from the mountains with mossy payloads destined for local mills.
The upper part of the 200-foot-tall mountain is basalt brown, and the lower rocks are mossy green.
Our tour van then stopped in the Fairy Glen, a magical place at the foot of a hill where a bubbling creek wound beside a mossy stone wall, willows drooped over the water and the grass sparkled with dew.
The costumes by Jasmine Kint, Tanner Hurley and Ellie Mezak distinguish the rich from the poor by dressing the rich in bright royal blue, marigold yellow and powder white while the poor wear burnt brown, mossy yellow and rusty orange.
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First Known Use of mossy
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Definition of mossy for Students
: like or covered with moss a mossy log
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