peat moss


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peat moss:

see sphagnumsphagnum
or peat moss,
any species of the large and widely distributed genus Sphagnum, economically the most valuable moss. Sphagnums, the principal constituent of peat, typically grow as a floating mat on freshwater bogs.
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peat moss

[′pēt ‚mȯs]
(ecology)
Moss, especially sphagnum moss, from which peat has been produced.

peat moss

1. Moss entering into the composition of, or producing, peat; used as mulch.
2. The debris of mashes and bogs, somewhat compressed and partially decomposed; used as mulch.
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Organic matter such as peat moss breaks down and improves the soil texture.
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A small company on Prince Edward Island has tapped into a niche market: exporting peat moss around the globe.