from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, pertaining to bog-mosses or peat-mosses; abounding in bog-or peat-mosses. See
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- adjective (Bot.) Pertaining to moss of the genus Sphagnum, or bog moss; abounding in peat or bog moss.
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- adjective Pertaining to, or consisting of
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This inclosure, however, was filled with a dense peaty mass not reduced to mold, the result of centuries of sphagnous growth, which had reached a thickness of nearly
This inclosure, however, was filled with a dense peaty mass not reduced to mold, the result of centuries of sphagnous growth, which had reached a thickness of nearly 2 feet above the remains.
Found in the declivities of the mountains of South Carolina, in the dark, sphagnous swamps along rivulets.
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The common cranberry (Oxycoccos palustris) is distinguished from the preceding by its growing on moist sphagnous spots and is hence called maskoegomeena, swamp-berry.
The common cranberry (_oxycoccos palustris_,) is distinguished from the preceding by its growing on moist sphagnous spots, and is hence called _maskoego-meena_ swamp-berry.
-- Peat, porous, light-brown, | | | | | sphagnous | Websky | 50.86 | 5.80 | 42.57 | 0.77 6
“Can you, can you?” said the Master, “their habitat is sphagnous places, what you call swamps.