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Spanish moss

noun
1.
an epiphytic plant, Tillandsia usneoides, of the southern U.S., having narrow, grayish leaves and growing in long festoons that drape the branches of trees.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
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Spanish moss

noun
1.
an epiphytic bromeliaceous plant, Tillandsia usneoides, growing in tropical and subtropical regions as long bluish-grey strands suspended from the branches of trees
2.
a tropical lichen, Usnea longissima, growing as long trailing green threads from the branches of trees
Also called long moss
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