Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any fly in the superfamily Muscoidea.
  • n. Any fly in the section Schizophora.
  • n. Any moss-like flowerless plant, with a distinct stem, and often with leaves, but without any vascular system.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Mosslike; resembling moss.
  • n. A term formerly applied to any mosslike flowerless plant, with a distinct stem, and often with leaves, but without any vascular system.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, moss-like; resembling moss. Also musciform.
  • n. One of the mosses; a moss-like plant.
  • Having the characters of or belonging to the dipterous superfamily Muscoidea.
  • n. A member of the superfamily Muscoidea.

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Examples

  • We wouldn't make a kilometer 'fore sundown through muscoid and arrowbush, not if we exhausted our blasters burnin 'them.

    The Rebel Worlds

  • With nine precious muscoid corpses, more or less ornamented with a lovely fur trimming of Saprolegnia, I shall return to London to-morrow, and shall be ready in a short time, I hope, to furnish Salmon Disease wholesale, retail, or for exportation. "

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2

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