bog

Definition of bog

Pronunciation: bǒg
n.1.
1.A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass.
Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit,
Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread.
- R. Jago.
2.A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.
Bog bean
See Buck bean.
Bog bumper
the bittern.
Bog butter
a hydrocarbon of butterlike consistence found in the peat bogs of Ireland.
Bog earth
(Min.) a soil composed for the most part of silex and partially decomposed vegetable fiber.
Bog moss
(Bot.) Same as Sphagnum.
- P. Cyc.
Bog myrtle
(Bot.) the sweet gale.
Bog ore
a - (Min.) An ore of iron found in boggy or swampy land; a variety of brown iron ore, or limonite.
b - Bog manganese, the hydrated peroxide of manganese.
Bog rush
(Bot.) any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.
Bog spavin
See under Spavin.
v. t.1.To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire.
[imp. & p. p. Bogged ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bogging.]
At another time, he was bogged up to the middle in the slough of Lochend.
- Sir W. Scott.

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