Definition of Spanish moss

1. Noun. Dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America.


Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanish Moss

Spanish flu
Spanish fly
Spanish garlic
Spanish gorse
Spanish green
Spanish grunt
Spanish guitar
Spanish ham
Spanish heath
Spanish influenza
Spanish iris
Spanish lime
Spanish lime tree
Spanish mackerel
Spanish monetary unit
Spanish moss (current term)
Spanish oak
Spanish omelet
Spanish omelets
Spanish omelette
Spanish omelettes
Spanish onion
Spanish oyster plant
Spanish paprika
Spanish people
Spanish peseta
Spanish pointer
Spanish practices
Spanish psyllium
Spanish rice

Literary usage of Spanish moss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"Spanish moss, and Uses of. — Charleston. — Anti-Negro Feeling. — Passage from Mulattoes to Whites.—Law against importing free Blacks. ..."

2. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"XVI. Journey through North Carolina. — Wilmington. — Recent Fire and Passports for Slaves. — Cape Fear River and Smithfield. — Spanish moss, and Uses of. ..."

3. A Second Visit to North America by Charles Lyell (1855)
"Spanish moss, and Uses of. — Charleston. — Anti-Negro Feeling. — Passage from Mulattos to Whites. — Law against importing free Blacks. ..."

4. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1850)
"XVI. Journey through North Carolina. — Wilmington. — Recent Fire and Passports for Slaves. — Cape Fear River and Smithfield. — Spanish moss, and Uses of. ..."

5. Old Seaport Towns of the South by Mildred Cram (1917)
"CHAPTER V PALMS AND Spanish moss AT LAST, AND WE MAKE OUR BOW TO ARISTOCRATIC MADAME CHARLESTON E were ... Was there any Spanish moss in Wilmington? ..."

6. Old Seaport Towns of the South by Mildred Cram (1917)
"CHAPTER V PALMS AND Spanish moss AT LAST, AND WE MAKE OUR BOW TO ARISTOCRATIC MADAME CHARLESTON |E were ... Was there any Spanish moss in Wilmington? ..."

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