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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.
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sphagnum

(ˈsfæɡnəm)
n, pl -na
(Plants) any moss of the genus Sphagnum, of temperate bogs, having leaves capable of holding much water: layers of these mosses decay to form peat. Also called: peat moss or bog moss
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek sphagnos a variety of moss]
ˈsphagnous adj
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sphag•num

(ˈsfæg nəm)

n.
any spongy moss of the genus Sphagnum, occurring chiefly in bogs: used for potting and packing plants.
[1745–55; < New Latin, alter. of Greek sphágnos a moss]
sphag′nous, adj.
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sphag·num

(sfăg′nəm)
Any of various grayish mosses that grow in swamps and bogs and decompose to form peat.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sphagnum - any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peatsphagnum - any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat
moss - tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants
genus Sphagnum - a large genus constituting the order Sphagnales: atypical mosses of temperate bogs with leaves that can hold much water
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Translations

sphagnum

[ˈsfægnəm] Nesfagno m
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sphagnum

nTorf- or Bleichmoos nt
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According to the manufacturer, the Sunshine Premix 8 (Sun Gro Horticulture Inc., MA) contained Spagnum peat moss, vermiculite and perlite, dolomite, gypsum and proprietary starter nutrient charge with major and minor nutrients as well as proprietary wetting agents.