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 (mô′sē, mŏs′ē)
adj. moss·i·er, moss·i·est
1. Covered with moss or something like moss: mossy banks.
2. Resembling moss.
3. Old-fashioned; antiquated.

moss′i·ness n.
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(ˈmɔ si, ˈmɒs i)

adj. moss•i•er, moss•i•est.
1. overgrown with or abounding in moss.
2. appearing as if covered with moss.
3. resembling moss.
moss′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mossy - overgrown with moss
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
2.mossy - (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned; "moss-grown ideas about family life"
unfashionable, unstylish - not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"
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[ˈmɒsɪ] ADJmusgoso, cubierto de musgo
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[ˈmɒsi] adjmoussu(e)
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adj (+er) (= moss-covered)moosbedeckt, bemoost; lawnvermoost; (= mosslike)moosig, moosartig
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[ˈmɒsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → muscoso/a
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(mos) noun
(any variety of) a type of small flowerless plant, found in damp places, forming a soft green covering on tree trunks etc. The bank of the river was covered in moss.
ˈmossy adjective
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References in classic literature ?
I read at the time I have just been speaking of, nearly all the new poetry as it came out, and I constantly recurred to it in its mossier sources, where it sprang from the green English ground, or trickled from the antique urns of Italy.
We often find that people coming out from central Europe -- Germany in particular, where trail running is a big thing -- are quite shocked by the difficulty levels; they tend to be used to softer, mossier trails and often comment on the ruggedness of our local terrain.
Music is used as a therapeutic tool in several disorders, such as Parkinson disease (de Dreu, van der Wilk, Poppe, Kwakkel, & van Wegen, 2012), Alzheimer disease (Simmons-Stern, Budson, & Ally, 2010; Simmons-Stern et al., 2012), depression (Maratos, Gold, Wang, & Crawford, 2008), schizophrenia (Mossier, Chen, Heldal, & Gold, 2011), autistic spectrum disorder (Gold, Wigram, & Elefant, 2010), aphasia (Norton, Zipse, Marchina, & Schlaug, 2009; van der Meulen, Samdt-Koenderman, & Ribbers, 2012), among others.
Overall, cumulative grades are the best indicator of community college student success (Nakajima, Dembo, & Mossier, 2012).
All known Ross's gull nests in the High Arctic are situated on near-level ground, usually in mossier areas of islands (COSEWIC, 2007).
In 1986, the first all-gay cruise set sail out of New Orleans with 750 guests, thanks to Kevin Mossier, founder of RSVP Vacations.
A half-day's drive from Oregon Caves, Crater Lake National Park sits on the edge of the Cascade Mountain range in southern Oregon, creating part of the transition zone between Oregon's arid dry east side and its wetter, mossier west side.
Julie Mossier, the PR and consumer marketing manager at Groupon, said more than 33,000 people receive the Little Rock edition of the daily e-mail, and that number is growing by about 300 every day.