peat moss

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peat moss

n.
1. Sphagnum.
2. Peat composed of moss, usually sphagnum.

peat moss

n
(Plants) any of various mosses, esp sphagnum, that grow in wet places in dense masses and decay to form peat. Also called: bog moss See also sphagnum

peat′ moss`


n.
1. any moss, esp. of the genus Sphagnum, from which peat may form.
2. such moss when dried, used chiefly as a mulch or seedbed.
[1870–80; compare Middle English petemos (in place name) peat bog]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peat moss - any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peatpeat moss - 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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