moss


moss
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mos; akin to Old High German mos moss, Latin muscus Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish bog, swamp; especially a peat bog 2. a. any of a class (Musci) of bryophytic plants characterized by a gametophyte having a small leafy often tufted stem bearing sex organs at its tip; also a clump or sward of these plants b. any of various plants resembling moss in appearance or habit of growth 3. a mossy covering • mosslike adjective II. transitive verb Date: 15th century to cover or overgrow with moss

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

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  • moss — (n.) O.E. meos moss, related to mos bog, from P.Gmc. *musan (Cf. O.H.G. mios, Dan. mos, Ger. Moos), also in part from O.N. mosi moss, bog, and M.L. mossa moss, from the same Germanic source, from PIE *meus damp, with derivatives ref …   Etymology dictionary

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  • moss|y — «MS ee, MOS », adjective, moss|i|er, moss|i|est. 1. covered with moss or a mosslike substance: »a mossy bank. A wood of mossy distorted trees (Francis Parkman). 2. like moss: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • moss — moss; moss·berry; moss·er; moss·ery; moss·ite; moss·man; …   English syllables

  • moss — [môs, mäs] n. [ME mos, a bog, moss < OE, a swamp, akin to ON mosi, Ger moos, a bog, moss < IE * meus (> L muscus, moss) < base * meu , moist] 1. a) any of various classes (esp. Bryopsida) of very small, green bryophytes having stems… …   English World dictionary


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