Definition of sphagnum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsfæɡnəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsfæɡnəm//
(also Sphagnum moss) [uncountable]
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a type of moss that grows in wet areas, used especially for planting plants in pots, making fertilizer, etc. Word Originmid 18th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek sphagnos, denoting a kind of moss.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sphagnum