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mus·keg

 (mŭs′kĕg′)
n.
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.

[Cree maskek.]

muskeg

(ˈmʌsˌkɛɡ) or

maskeg

n
1. (Physical Geography) undrained boggy land characterized by sphagnum moss vegetation: vast areas of muskeg.
2. (Physical Geography) a bog or swamp of this nature
[C19: from Algonquian: grassy swamp]

mus•keg

(ˈmʌs kɛg)

n.
a bog of N North America, commonly having sphagnum mosses, sedge, and stunted black spruce and tamarack trees.
[1815–25; < Cree maske·k < Proto-Algonquian *maškye·kwi swamp]
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muskeg

noun
A usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water: