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Definition of Moss

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

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish. - Oliver Herford
A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish.
Oliver Herford

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

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush.
Dawn French

On the king's gate the moss grew gray; The king came not. They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son, one day, Slave in his father's stead.
Helen Hunt Jackson

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