Definition of Moss

1. Noun. Tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants.




Definition of Moss

1. n. A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so discharging the spores. There are many species, collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks, and trunks of trees, etc., and a few in running water.

2. v. t. To cover or overgrow with moss.

Definition of Moss

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5. Noun. (context: now chiefly UK regional) A bog; a swamp. ¹

6. Noun. Any of various small green plants growing on the ground or on the surfaces of trees, stones etc.; now specifically, a plant of the division Bryophyta (formerly Musci). ¹

7. Noun. A type or species of such plant. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To become covered with moss. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To cover (something) with moss. ¹

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Definition of Moss

1. to cover with moss (a growth of small, leafy-stemmed plants) [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Moss

1. To cover or overgrow with moss. "An oak whose boughs were mossed with age." (Shak) Origin: Mossed; Mossing. 1. A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so discharging the spores. There are many species, collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks, and trunks of trees, etc, and a few in running water. The term moss is also popularly applied to many other small cryptogamic plants, particularly lichens, species of which are called tree moss, rock moss, coral moss, etc. Fir moss and club moss are of the genus Lycopodium. See Club moss, under Club, and Lycopodium. 2. A bog; a morass; a place containing peat; as, the mosses of the Scottish border. Moss is used with participles in the composition of words which need no special explanation; as, moss-capped, moss-clad, moss-covered, moss-grown, etc. Black moss. See Black, and Tillandsia. Bog moss. See Sphagnum. Feather moss, any moss branched in a feathery manner, especially. Several species of the genus Hypnum. Florida moss, Long moss, or Spanish moss. See Tillandsia. Iceland moss, a lichen. See Iceland Moss. Irish moss, a seaweed. See Carrageen. Moss agate, a bryozoan. Moss berry, a rush of the genus Juncus (J. Squarrosus). Scale moss. See Hepatica. Origin: OE. Mos; akin to AS. Meos, D. Mos, G. Moos, OHG. Mos, mios, Icel. Mosi, Dan. Mos, Sw. Mossa, Russ. Mokh', L. Muscus. Cf. Muscoid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moss

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mosquito fern
mosquito forceps
mosquito hawk
mosquito net
mosquito nets
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mosquitocide
mosquitocides
mosquitoed
mosquitoes
mosquitoey
mosquitofish
mosquitofishes
mosquitos
moss (current term)
moss-grown
moss-lichen wetland
moss-trooper
moss agate
moss animal
moss campion
moss family
moss frog
moss genus
moss green
moss lawn
moss locust
moss phlox
moss pink

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