(comparative more sphagnous, superlative most sphagnous)
- Pertaining to, or consisting of sphagnum.
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 of sphagnumModern Latin ; from Classical Greek sphagnos, kind of moss