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A bromeliad plant (Tillandsia usneoides) that is epiphytic on trees from the southern United States to Argentina, having greenish-gray stems and leaves that droop in long matted clusters.
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nAlso called: long moss
1. (Plants) an epiphytic bromeliaceous plant, Tillandsia usneoides, growing in tropical and subtropical regions as long bluish-grey strands suspended from the branches of trees
2. (Plants) a tropical lichen, Usnea longissima, growing as long trailing green threads from the branches of trees
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an epiphytic plant, Tillandsia usneoides, of the pineapple family, with narrow, drooping gray leaves, growing in long strands over trees, esp. in the southeastern U.S.
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|Noun||1.||Spanish moss - 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|
genus Tillandsia, Tillandsia - large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant masses
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