from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • adj. See Tillandsia (and note at that entry).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


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  • The wind was howling, Spanish moss dancing eerily in the trees as he reached the turn-off to Our Lady of Virtues.


  • Wind rushed through the campus, causing the Spanish moss to dance from the branches of trees overhead, as Father Anthony warned that no one should be “heavy of heart” as Mary was with the Father now, she was safe and cared for, in a place far better than the rest of the crowd was.


  • As clouds collected in the sky and the wind buffeted the Spanish moss draping from tall oaks rising on the outside of the cloister walls, they shared small talk about the family for a few minutes, catching up on relatives and sharing a laugh about the time when Sister Maria had caught him with his first girlfriend.



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