Definition of Peat moss

1. Noun. Any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat.

Exact synonyms: Bog Moss, Sphagnum, Sphagnum Moss
Generic synonyms: Moss
Group relationships: Genus Sphagnum



Definition of Peat moss

1. Noun. A common name of sphagnum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Peat moss

1. A highly absorbent moss used as a substitute for absorbent cotton or gauze in surgical dressing and sanitary napkins. Synonym: muskeag moss, peat moss. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peat Moss

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peashooter
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peasouper
peasoupers
peastone
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peasweep
peasweeps
peat
peat-moss
peat bog
peat moss (current term)
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Literary usage of Peat moss

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"The peat moss Deposits in the Cross Fell, Caithness, and Isle of Man Districts.—Report of the Committee, ..."

2. Mosses with Hand-lens and Microscope: A Non-technical Hand-book of the More by Abel Joel Grout (1903)
"... distinguished by the spreading tips of the leaves, as is indicated in Figs, a, a'. The branches are much stouter than in the Acute-leaved peat moss. ..."

3. Chambers's Information for the People by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1842)
"It is certain that acids of considerable strength exist in some mosses ; and it is mentioned by Lord Meadowbank, that in preparing peat-moss for manure, ..."

4. Proceedings of the International Conference on Plant Hardiness and by Daniel Hall (1912)
"peat moss is also remarkable for its power of absorbing ammonia even from the atmosphere, so that a stable littered with peat moss will remain sweet for a ..."

5. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1908)
"PEAT Moss LITTER. The top layer of a bog is composed largely of moss known to botanists as Sphagnum, and it is of that moss, or Sphagnum, that the useful ..."

6. Agriculture in Some of Its Relations with Chemistry by Frank Humphreys Storer (1897)
"In recent years, large quantities of this brown peat-moss fibre have been ... It is urged, among other merits of the peat-moss, that horses will not eat any ..."

7. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"Cotton-grasses growing in a bed of peat-moss. Near Grand Rapids. After photograph by Mr. Warren Pendergast. not at all common among grasses. ..."

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