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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A swamp or bog formed by an accumulation of sphagnum moss, leaves, and decayed matter resembling peat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A terrain composed of peat bog with tussocky meadow and woody vegetation including spruce.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bog; a soft mossy or peaty spot.

Etymologies

Cree maskek.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Cree maskek (ᒪᐢᑫᐠ). (Wiktionary)

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  • "Back in her apartment she pins Amsterdam to the wall above her bed, beneath another old postcard: four brightly painted totem poles and a few muskeg spruce, leaning over a marshy inlet."
    Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith, p 13

    January 3, 2014

  • Muskeg

    October 18, 2010

  • A peat bog of northern climes, notably Southeast Alaska.

    January 18, 2008