sphagnous

sphagnous

[sfag-nuhs]
adjective
pertaining to, abounding in, or consisting of sphagnum.

Origin:
1820–30; sphagn(um) + -ous

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sphagnum (ˈsfæɡnəm)
 
n
peat moss, Also called: bog moss any moss of the genus Sphagnum, of temperate bogs, having leaves capable of holding much water: layers of these mosses decay to form peat
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek sphagnos a variety of moss]
 
'sphagnous
 
adj

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