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[maws-grohn, mos-] /ˈmɔsˌgroʊn, ˈmɒs-/
overgrown with moss.
old-fashioned; antiquated:
moss-grown traditions.
Origin of moss-grown
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for moss-grown
Historical Examples
  • What the gardener called the gravel path was black earth, moss-grown.

  • The mouldering and moss-grown base of one of its towers is all that now remains.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • They were moss-grown, much dilapidated, and apparently of great age.

  • The grove is ancient looking, the trees are gnarled and moss-grown.

    On Horseback Charles Dudley Warner
  • Blind Sorrel was lying by the moss-grown horse-trough, at the gate.

    Chanticleer Cornelius Mathews
  • And then, issuing from the chase, he came upon a broad, moss-grown terrace.

    Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
  • The logs are moss-grown and black, but it is good for hundreds of years yet.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Everything is dark and damp and moss-grown, and very silent.


    Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • Suddenly rounding a pile of moss-grown rocks, they saw the turkey.

    The Red Lure Roy J. Snell
  • He stopped at last on the moss-grown flags of the garden-walk to look about him.

British Dictionary definitions for moss-grown


covered with moss
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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