moss (môs, mŏs)
a. Any of various green, usually small, nonvascular plants of the division Bryophyta, having leaflike structures arranged around the stem and spores borne in a capsule.
b. A patch or covering of such plants.
2. Any of various other unrelated plants having a similar appearance or manner of growth, such as Irish moss, Spanish moss, and the club mosses.
tr.v. mossed, moss·ing, moss·es
To cover with moss.
[Middle English, from Old English mos, bog, and from Medieval Latin mossa, moss (of Germanic origin).]
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