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
local farmers can make extra money by digging peat out of the nearby muskeg
Recent Examples of muskeg from the Web
This is the layer of dead, decomposing sphagnum moss beneath the living layer in the stinky muskeg swamps of the Great White North.
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Origin and Etymology of muskeg
First Known Use: 1806
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