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1. mossy

adjective. (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned.

Synonyms

  • fogyish
  • stodgy
  • unstylish
  • stick-in-the-mud
  • moss-grown

Antonyms

  • new
  • unconventional
  • digestible
  • stylish

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moss (English)
  • mos (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. mossy-cup_oak

noun. medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close-grained wood.

Synonyms

  • mossycup oak
  • bur oak
  • burr oak
  • white oak

3. mossy

adjective. overgrown with moss.

Synonyms

  • moss-grown

Antonyms

  • snappy
  • faddish

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moss (English)
  • mos (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with mossy


1. Adjective
If you take a walk in the woods, you may see lichen growing on the trunk of trees or on the side of a mossy rock.

2. Verb, past participle
These eggs can be found in nests that are mossy in texture that are closed in with fur or soft plant fibers.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Darker greens that are found in nature, such as mossy or forest green, pick up the subtle shine of oil bronzes that have a bit of green in their patina (coating).

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