Definition of ombrogenous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɒmˈbrɒdʒɪnəs/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(Of a bog or peat) dependent on rain for its formation.
Example sentences
  • In Indonesia the ombrogenous peatlands are mostly formed on the inward edge of the mangroves.
  • The border around the raised portion of the ombrogenous bog may be minerotrophic.
  • Ph ranged from 3.8 to 4.4 and varied little between sites, as would be expected for ombrogenous systems.

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