Bog butter
bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass. [1913 Webster]

Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit, Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread. --R. Jago. [1913 Webster]

2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Bog bean}. See {Buck bean}.

{Bog bumper} (bump, to make a loud noise), {Bog blitter}, {Bog bluiter}, {Bog jumper}, the bittern. [Prov.]

{Bog butter}, a hydrocarbon of butterlike consistence found in the peat bogs of Ireland.

{Bog earth} (Min.), a soil composed for the most part of silex and partially decomposed vegetable fiber. --P. Cyc.

{Bog moss}. (Bot.) Same as {Sphagnum}.

{Bog myrtle} (Bot.), the sweet gale.

{Bog ore}. (Min.) (a) An ore of iron found in boggy or swampy land; a variety of brown iron ore, or limonite. (b) Bog manganese, the hydrated peroxide of manganese.

{Bog rush} (Bot.), any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.

{Bog spavin}. See under {Spavin}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bog butter — refers to an ancient waxy substance found buried in peat bogs, particularly in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. Likely an old method of making and preserving butter, some tested lumps of bog butter were made of dairy products while others were… …   Wikipedia

  • bog-butter — bogˈ butter noun A butter like substance found in Irish peat bogs • • • Main Entry: ↑bog …   Useful english dictionary

  • Butter — is a dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk. It is used as a spread and a condiment, as well as in cooking applications such as baking, sauce making, and frying. Butter consists of butterfat, water and milk proteins. Most …   Wikipedia

  • bog — og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog bean — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog blitter — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog bluiter — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog bumper — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog earth — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bog jumper — bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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