Definition of muskeg in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskɛg


  • A swamp or bog in northern North America: [as modifier]: muskeg swamps [mass noun]: 700 miles of muskeg and mountains
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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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