Mossiest
Mossy Moss"y, a. [Compar. {Mossier}; superl. {Mossiest}.] 1. Overgrown with moss; abounding with or edged with moss; as, mossy trees; mossy streams. [1913 Webster]

Old trees are more mossy far than young. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling moss; as, mossy green. [1913 Webster]


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  • mossiest — moss·y || mÉ”sɪ /mÉ’sɪ adj. covered with moss, covered with lichen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mossier — Mossy Moss y, a. [Compar. {Mossier}; superl. {Mossiest}.] 1. Overgrown with moss; abounding with or edged with moss; as, mossy trees; mossy streams. [1913 Webster] Old trees are more mossy far than young. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling moss; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mossy — Moss y, a. [Compar. {Mossier}; superl. {Mossiest}.] 1. Overgrown with moss; abounding with or edged with moss; as, mossy trees; mossy streams. [1913 Webster] Old trees are more mossy far than young. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling moss; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mossy — mossiness, n. /maw see, mos ee/, adj., mossier, mossiest. 1. overgrown with or abounding in moss: a mossy stone. 2. covered with a mosslike growth. 3. appearing as if covered with moss. 4. resembling moss: a mossy softness. 5. old or outdated;… …   Universalium

  • moss — noun 1》 a small flowerless green plant which grows in low carpets or rounded cushions in damp habitats and reproduces by means of spores. [Class Musci.]     ↘used in names of algae, lichens, and other low growing plants, e.g. reindeer moss. 2》… …   English new terms dictionary

  • mossy — UK [ˈmɒsɪ] / US [ˈmɔsɪ] adjective Word forms mossy : adjective mossy comparative mossier superlative mossiest covered with moss …   English dictionary

  • mossy — /ˈmɒsi/ (say mosee) adjective (mossier, mossiest) 1. covered with moss. 2. covered with a moss like growth. 3. appearing as if covered with moss. 4. resembling moss. {moss + y1} –mossiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • mossy — [môs′ē] adj. mossier, mossiest 1. full of or covered with moss or a mosslike growth 2. as if covered with moss 3. like moss mossiness n …   English World dictionary

  • mossy — adj. (mossier, mossiest) 1 covered in or resembling moss. 2 US sl. antiquated, old fashioned. Derivatives: mossiness n …   Useful english dictionary

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