A tropical American plant that grows as silvery-green festoons on trees, obtaining water and nutrients directly through its surface.
- Tillandsia usneoides, family Bromeliaceae. See also air plant.
- The island was covered with large oak trees draped in Spanish moss.
- Now if we lived somewhere, say in Louisiana, the driveway would be surrounded by weeping willows and Spanish moss.
- We kept brushing into low hanging Spanish moss and cypress limbs, and were having to duck and weave our way along.
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Syllabification: Span·ish moss
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