genus Sphagnum

genus Sphagnum
noun
a large genus constituting the order Sphagnales: atypical mosses of temperate bogs with leaves that can hold much water
Hypernyms: ↑moss genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Sphagnales, ↑order Sphagnales
Member Meronyms: ↑sphagnum, ↑sphagnum moss, ↑peat moss, ↑bog moss

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