muskeg

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Cree maskek (ᒪᐢᑫᐠ).[1]

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Noun[edit]

muskeg (plural muskegs)

  1. (Canada) A terrain composed of peat bog with tussocky meadow and woody vegetation including spruce.
    • 1952, Farley Mowat, People of the Deer, Key Porter 2005, p. 2:
      Here, in a decaying cluster of buildings, the Winnipeg train turns gratefully back to the south and hurries to leave behind it the anonymous tangle of forests and muskegs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maskek. Cree Dictionary