\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: the wood of trees preserved in peat bogs and used chiefly for ornamental purposes

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/bog"wood', bawg"-/, n.
See bog oak.
[1820-30; BOG1 + WOOD1]

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