Definition of Spanish moss in English:

Spanish moss

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[mass noun]
A tropical American plant which grows as silvery-green festoons on trees, obtaining water and nutrients directly through its surface.
  • Tillandsia usneoides, family Bromeliaceae. See also air plant
More example sentences
  • 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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