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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. 2017.
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  • Here is Littlebrain Castle, a Gothic, moss-grown structure, half bosomed in trees.

    Headlong Hall Thomas Love Peacock
  • The mouldering and moss-grown base of one of its towers is all that now remains.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • And there led to the shrine a hundred steps, moss-grown and grey.

    Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James
  • And then, issuing from the chase, he came upon a broad, moss-grown terrace.

    Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
  • It was a dead world of surpassing beauty and refinement: a series of crumbling arches and moss-grown fragments of gigantic walls.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • The new graves since I was there, and the old graves now moss-grown that I remember so well!

    Caper-Sauce Fanny Fern
  • He walked along the moss-grown path to the sun-dial, and stood for a moment looking down at the spot where Menendez had lain.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • Weather-worn and moss-grown, it must have stood for the whole of the five and twenty years.

    The Master's Violin Myrtle Reed
  • Young pines, a foot high, are rooted in the cart-way; stone walls, moss-grown and tumbling down.

  • It was built of rough stones, and covered with a moss-grown roof.

British Dictionary definitions for moss-grown


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