muskeg

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noun mus·keg \ˈməs-ˌkeg, -ˌkāg\

Definition of muskeg

  1. 1 :  bog; especially :  a sphagnum bog of northern North America often with tussocks

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of muskeg

Cree maske·k


First Known Use: 1806



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