Tuesday, December 28, 2010

moss |môs|

a small flowerless green plant that lacks true roots, growing in lowcarpets or rounded cushions in damp habitats and reproducing by means of spores released from stalked capsules the trees are overgrown with vines and moss the bog is home to rare mosses. • Class Musci, divisionBryophyta.
• used in names of algae, lichens, and higher plants resembling moss, e.g., reindeer moss, Ceylon moss, Spanish moss.
Scottish N. English a bog, esp. a peat bog.
verb [usu. as adj. ( mossed)
cover with moss.

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