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peat moss Line breaks: peat moss

Definition of peat moss in English:


1 [mass noun] A large absorbent moss which grows in dense masses on boggy ground, where the lower parts decay slowly to form peat deposits.
  • Genus Sphagnum, family Sphagnaceae: many species
Example sentences
  • Rotted cow manure, compost, shredded sphagnum, granulated peat moss, sawdust and ground corncobs are some materials that may be worked thoroughly into the soil.
  • Look for one containing vermiculite and perlite, sphagnum peat moss, a little ground bark and sand.
  • Whatever she uses to cover her newly planted seeds - sphagnum peat moss, compost or soil - can be applied with her flat sifter.
2A lowland peat bog: eight feet down in a peat moss at Strathmore
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