bog


1bog

noun \ˈbäg, ˈbg\

Definition of BOG

:  wet spongy ground; especially :  a poorly drained usually acid area rich in accumulated plant material, frequently surrounding a body of open water, and having a characteristic flora (as of sedges, heaths, and sphagnum)
bog·gy \ˈbä-gē, ˈb-\ adjective

Origin of BOG

Middle English (Scots), from Scottish Gaelic & Irish bog- (as in bogluachair bulrushes), from bog marshy, literally, soft, from Middle Irish bocc; probably akin to Old English būgan to bend — more at bow
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra

Rhymes with BOG

2bog

verb
bogged bog·ging

Definition of BOG

transitive verb
:  to cause to sink into or as if into a bog :  impede, mire —usually used with down
intransitive verb
:  to become impeded or stuck —usually used with down

First Known Use of BOG

1599

3bog

noun

Definition of BOG

British
:  lavatory 2

Origin of BOG

short for boghouse, from British argot bog to defecate
First Known Use: circa 1789

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