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 Dictionary entry overview: What does moss mean? 

MOSS (noun)
  The noun MOSS has 1 sense:

1. tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants

  Familiarity information: MOSS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MOSS (noun)

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Tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants

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Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("moss" is a kind of...):

bryophyte; nonvascular plant (any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moss"):

acrocarp; acrocarpous moss (a moss in which the main axis is terminated by the archegonium (and hence the capsule))

pleurocarp; pleurocarpous moss (a moss having the archegonium or antheridium on a short side branch rather than the main stalk)

bog moss; peat moss; sphagnum; sphagnum moss (any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat)

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