Definition of peat moss in English:

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  • 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
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    • 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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