mossy

[ maw-see, mos-ee ]
/ ˈmɔ si, ˈmɒs i /

adjective, moss·i·er, moss·i·est.

overgrown with or abounding in moss: a mossy stone.
covered with a mosslike growth.
appearing as if covered with moss.
resembling moss: a mossy softness.
old or outdated; antiquated: mossy ideas.

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Origin of mossy

First recorded in 1540–50; moss + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM mossy

moss·i·ness, nounun·moss·y, adjective
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