sphagnous


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sphag·num

 (sfăg′nəm)
n.
Any of various mosses of the genus Sphagnum of wet acidic areas, having long fibrous leafy stems, the decomposed remains of which form a type of peat.

[New Latin, from Latin sphagnos, a kind of moss, from Greek, a kind of shrub.]

sphag′nous adj.