mossy

[maw-see, mos-ee]
adjective, mossier, mossiest.
1.
overgrown with or abounding in moss: a mossy stone.
2.
covered with a mosslike growth.
3.
appearing as if covered with moss.
4.
resembling moss: a mossy softness.
5.
old or outdated; antiquated: mossy ideas.

Origin:
1540–50; moss + -y1

mossiness, noun
unmossy, adjective
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moss (mɒs)
 
n
1.  See also peat moss any bryophyte of the phylum Bryophyta, typically growing in dense mats on trees, rocks, moist ground, etc
2.  a clump or growth of any of these plants
3.  any of various similar but unrelated plants, such as club moss, Spanish moss, Ceylon moss, rose moss, and reindeer moss
4.  (Scot), (Northern English) a peat bog or marsh
 
[Old English mos swamp; compare Middle Dutch, Old High German mos bog, Old Norse mosi; compare also Old Norse mӯrrmire]
 
'mosslike
 
adj
 
'mossy
 
adj
 
'mossiness
 
n

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mossy
1590s, from moss + -y (2).
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Example sentences
Under their canopies grow mossy meadows of wildflowers, including buttercups
  and star- shaped blue camas.
And on this particular overcast night, with rain dropping from a mossy sky,
  it's tough to see a thing.
Today, the mossy rain-fed ground cover glows chartreuse in the low light.
Pavement ends abruptly in water, bayous reach toward roadsides, and mossy
  crypts tumble into bays.
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