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Definition of Moss


  1. A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so discharging the spores. There are many species, collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks, and trunks of trees, etc., and a few in running water.
  2. A bog; a morass; a place containing peat; as, the mosses of the Scottish border.
  3. To cover or overgrow with moss.

Moss Quotations

Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you'll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city.
Sylvia Earle

There's something about the Pacific Northwest, the scale of it, and the fact that not so long ago people came here and died getting here, and then died the first winter they were here. There's this breathtaking beauty, just a little bit of moss on the tree, just this little thread of danger, and the sinister. And I really like that.
Chelsea Cain

Savannah is amazing with the town squares and the hanging moss and the French Colonial houses. It's brutally romantic.
David Morrissey

I'm part wood nymph. I require mountains and warm, dense patches of moss to thrive.
Vera Farmiga

I have a fear of things growing on things. I don't know where it came from. But I go hiking a lot, and sometimes I can't handle moss growing on trees or tumors on trees or mushrooms.
Lara Jean Chorostecki
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Moss Translations

moss in Dutch is mos
moss in French is mousse
moss in German is Moos
moss in Hungarian is moha
moss in Italian is muschio
moss in Portuguese is musgo
moss in Spanish is musgo
moss in Swedish is mossa
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