noun Etymology: Cree maske•k Date: 1806 1. bog; especially a sphagnum bog of northern North America often with tussocks 2. a usually thick deposit of partially decayed vegetable matter of wet boreal regions

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  • muskeg — noun /ˈmʌskeɡ,ˈmʌskɛɡ/ A terrain composed of peat bog with tussocky meadow and woody vegetation including spruce. Here, in a decaying cluster of buildings, the Winnipeg train turns gratefully back to the south and hurries to leave behind it the… …   Wiktionary

  • muskeg — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A usually low lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water: bog, fen, marsh, marshland, mire, morass, quag, quagmire, slough1, swamp, swampland, wetland. See DRY …   English dictionary for students

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