Pronunciation: (môs, mos),[key] —n. 1. any tiny, leafy-stemmed, flowerless plant of the class Musci, reproducing by spores and growing in tufts, sods, or mats on moist ground, tree trunks, rocks, etc.
2. a growth of such plants.
3. any of various similar plants, as Iceland moss or club moss.
4. Chiefly Scot. and North Eng.a swamp or bog.
—v.t. to cover with a growth of moss: to moss a crumbling wall.
Pronunciation: (môs, mos),[key] —n. Howard, born 1922, U.S. poet, editor, and playwright.