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Definition of "muskeg" [muskeg]

  • A swamp or bog formed by an accumulation of sphagnum moss, leaves, and decayed matter resembling peat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muskeg" in a sentence
  • "The boots are light (50 ounces), completely waterproof (our feet stayed dry even after soaking in muskeg for 12 hours at a time), and ..."
  • "The boots are light (50 ounces), waterproof (our feet stayed dry even after soaking in muskeg for 12 hours at a time), and rise high enough around the ankle to protect you from sticks and rocks thrown up by your tires when you’re riding an ATV."
  • "Was it the same old bull moose, or a new kind of muskeg giant, as big as a church?"