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muskeg

Syllabification: mus·keg
Pronunciation: /ˈməskeɡ
 
/

Definition of muskeg in English:

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

early 19th century: from Cree.

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