Variant of sphagnum
- any of a genus (Sphagnum) of highly absorbent, spongelike, grayish peat mosses found in bogs
- a mass of such peat mosses, used to improve soil, to pack and pot plants, etc.
Origin: ModL < Gr sphagnos, kind of moss
- sphagnous adjective
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