muskeg

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mus·keg

noun \ˈməs-ˌkeg, -ˌkāg\

Definition of MUSKEG

1
:  bog; especially :  a sphagnum bog of northern North America often with tussocks
2
:  a usually thick deposit of partially decayed vegetable matter of wet boreal regions

Examples of MUSKEG

  1. <local farmers can make extra money by digging peat out of the nearby muskeg>

Origin of MUSKEG

Cree maske·k
First Known Use: 1806

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