from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various mosses of the genus Sphagnum, growing in very wet places.
- n. The partly carbonized remains of these plants, used as a mulch and plant food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A common name of sphagnum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Moss of the genus Sphagnum, which often grows abundantly in boggy or peaty places.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Moss entering into the composition of or producing peat; moss of the genus Sphagnum.
- n. A peat-bog or swamp: a name frequently given in Great Britain to those accumulations of peaty matter which in the United States are commonly known as peat-bogs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat
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