[maws-grohn, mos-]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for moss-grown

damp, downy, fresh, moist, overgrown, smooth, soft, plushy, cushiony, moss-grown, velvety

Examples from the Web for moss-grown

Historical Examples of moss-grown

  • 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.


    Cornelius Mathews

British Dictionary definitions for moss-grown



covered with moss
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