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

Synonyms
bog, fen, marsh, marshland, mire, moor, morass, swamp, slough (also slew or slue), swampland, wash, wetland
Related Words
swale; quagmire; guck (or gook), muck, mud, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush


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