mossy

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mossy, equivalent to moss +‎ -y.

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Adjective[edit]

mossy (comparative mossier, superlative mossiest)

  1. Covered in or overgrown with moss.
    Synonym: moss-grown
    • 1800, William Wordsworth, Song
      A violet by a mossy stone/ Half hidden from the eye,/ Fair as a star when only one/ Is shining in the sky.

Noun[edit]

mossy (plural mossies)

  1. (Australia) mosquito

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