Definition of moss-grown in English:

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moss-grown

Pronunciation: /ˈmôsˌɡrōn/

adjective

1Overgrown with moss.
Example sentences
  • It had the usual country-schoolhouse form, with a moss-grown roof and blank window spaces, whence both glass and sash had long departed.
  • The house was now moss-grown, crumbling to decay, and melancholy.
  • There must be some place for warmth in this cold world, she thought, and watched the fireflies dance around a moss-grown statue of Hercules.
2Old; antiquated: the mystery of its moss-grown, cobwebby past
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