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Meaning of sphagnum

sphag•num

Pronunciation: (sfag'num), [key]
— n.
  1. any soft moss of the genus Sphagnum, occurring chiefly in bogs, used for potting and packing plants, for dressing wounds, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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