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Etymology

Old English mos; akin to Anglo-Saxon meós, German moos, Old High German mos, mios, Icelandic mosi, Danish mos, Swedish mossa, Latin muscus.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
moss

Plural
es

moss (es)
  1. Any of various small green plants of the division Bryophyta (formerly class Musci).
  2. A clump or patch of such plants covering the ground or other surface.
  3. Any of various other non-related plants, algae, or fungi of a similar appearance.

Usage notes

  • The plural form mosses is used when more than one kind of moss is meant. The singular moss is used referring to a collection of moss plants of the same kind.

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Verb

Infinitive
to moss

Third person singular
mosses

Simple past
mossed

Past participle
-

Present participle
mossing

to moss (third-person singular simple present mosses, present participle mossing, simple past and past participle mossed)
  1. (intransitive) To become covered with moss.
    An oak whose boughs were mossed with age.
  2. (transitive) To cover (something) with moss.

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