muskeg definition by Webster's New World
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a kind of bog or marsh containing thick layers of decaying vegetable matter, mosses, etc., found esp. in Canada and Alaska and often overgrown with moss
Origin: Cree maskeek, swamp
muskeg definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A swamp or bog formed by an accumulation of sphagnum moss, leaves, and decayed matter resembling peat.
Origin: Cree maskek.