muskeg

noun mus·keg \ 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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of muskeg

Cree maske·k

muskeg Synonyms

Related Words

swale;

quagmire;



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