moss: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (môs, mos), [key]
— n.
  1. any tiny, leafy-stemmed, flowerless plant of the class Musci, reproducing by spores and growing in tufts, sods, or mats on moist ground, tree trunks, rocks, etc.
  2. a growth of such plants.
  3. any of various similar plants, as Iceland moss or club moss.
  4. a swamp or bog.
  1. to cover with a growth of moss: to moss a crumbling wall.


Pronunciation: (môs, mos), [key]
  1. born 1922, U.S. poet, editor, and playwright.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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