Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A peat bog formed by an accumulation of sphagnum moss, leaves, and decayed matter, often with scattered small trees, and found especially in northern North America.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Cree maskek.]

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From Cree maskek (ᒪᐢᑫᐠ).

Examples

  • The boots are light (50 ounces), completely waterproof (our feet stayed dry even after soaking in muskeg for 12 hours at a time), and ...

    ONTARIO KNIFE RAT-7

  • The boots are light (50 ounces), completely waterproof (our feet stayed dry even after soaking in muskeg for 12 hours at a time), and ...

    ONTARIO KNIFE RAT-7

  • The boots are light (50 ounces), completely waterproof (our feet stayed dry even after soaking in muskeg for 12 hours at a time), and ...

    SOG HUNTER REVOLVER

  • The boots are light (50 ounces), completely waterproof (our feet stayed dry even after soaking in muskeg for 12 hours at a time), and ...

    SOG HUNTER REVOLVER

  • The boots are light (50 ounces), waterproof (our feet stayed dry even after soaking in muskeg for 12 hours at a time), and rise high enough around the ankle to protect you from sticks and rocks thrown up by your tires when you’re riding an ATV.

    Danner Expedition GTX Hiking Boots

  • The boots are light (50 ounces), waterproof (our feet stayed dry even after soaking in muskeg for 12 hours at a time), and rise high enough around the ankle to protect you from sticks and rocks thrown up by your tires when you’re riding an ATV.

    Danner Expedition GTX Hiking Boots

  • Was it the same old bull moose, or a new kind of muskeg giant, as big as a church?

    Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay The Disappearing Fleet

  • I don't plan on using it in Alaskan muskeg or snow over a 12 or 18 inches deep.

    Get The Most Out Of A New Set of Truck Tires

  • I don't plan on using it in Alaskan muskeg or snow over a 12 or 18 inches deep.

    The Simple Guide to Maintaining and Upgrading Truck Transmissions

  • Around us is a patchwork of eskers sand and gravel dunes deposited by ancient rivers during the last ice age, hummocks, bogs and muskeg. Stands of dwarf willow thicken the banks of the river in places, and trees scattered singly or in small groves cover some small hill or bluff in no discernible pattern.

    M. Sanjayan: Thelon Expedition: The Country

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

    January 18, 2008

  • Muskeg

    October 18, 2010

  • "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