moss-grown
adjective Date: 14th century 1. overgrown with moss 2. antiquated

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  • moss-grown — mossgrown moss grown , a. Overgrown with moss; mossy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moss-grown — moss′ grown adj. 1) overgrown with moss 2) old fashioned; antiquated • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • moss-grown — [môs′grōn΄] adj. 1. overgrown with moss 2. old fashioned; antiquated …   English World dictionary

  • moss-grown — adjective 1. overgrown with moss • Syn: ↑mossy • Similar to: ↑covered • Derivationally related forms: ↑moss (for: ↑mossy) 2. (used pejoratively) o …   Useful english dictionary

  • moss-grown — /maws grohn , mos /, adj. 1. overgrown with moss. 2. old fashioned; antiquated: moss grown traditions. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • moss-grown — covered in moss, rotten, moldy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moss-grown — /ˈmɒs groʊn/ (say mos grohn) adjective 1. overgrown with moss. 2. old fashioned …   Australian English dictionary

  • Moss — (m[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. mos; akin to AS. me[ o]s, D. mos, G. moos, OHG. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Sw. mossa, Russ. mokh , L. muscus. Cf. {Muscoid}.] 1. (Bot.) A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and simple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moss agate — Moss Moss (m[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. mos; akin to AS. me[ o]s, D. mos, G. moos, OHG. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Sw. mossa, Russ. mokh , L. muscus. Cf. {Muscoid}.] 1. (Bot.) A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moss animal — Moss Moss (m[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. mos; akin to AS. me[ o]s, D. mos, G. moos, OHG. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Sw. mossa, Russ. mokh , L. muscus. Cf. {Muscoid}.] 1. (Bot.) A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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