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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