Definition of muskeg in English:


Syllabification: mus·keg
Pronunciation: /ˈməsˌkeg


  • A North American swamp or bog consisting of a mixture of water and partly dead vegetation, frequently covered by a layer of sphagnum or other mosses.
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    • At least 50,000 snakes overwinter in these dens every year, dispersing into the surrounding muskeg swampland during summer.
    • Of that land base, less than half is productive forestland, the balance made up of swamps, lakes, muskeg and rocks.
    • They typically nest in sedge meadows, muskeg bogs, or coastal wetlands.


early 19th century: from Cree.

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