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 for Bog moss
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moss \Moss\ (m[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. mos; akin to AS. me['o]s, D.
     mos, G. moos, OHG. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Sw.
     mossa, Russ. mokh', L. muscus. Cf. Muscoid.]
     1. (Bot.) A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with
        distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small
        capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so
        discharging the spores. There are many species,
        collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks,
        and trunks of trees, etc., and a few in running water.
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     Note: The term moss is also popularly applied to many other
           small cryptogamic plants, particularly lichens, species
           of which are called tree moss, rock moss, coral moss,
           etc. Fir moss and club moss are of the genus
           Lycopodium. See Club moss, under Club, and
           Lycopodium.
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     2. A bog; a morass; a place containing peat; as, the mosses
        of the Scottish border.
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     Note: Moss is used with participles in the composition of
           words which need no special explanation; as,
           moss-capped, moss-clad, moss-covered, moss-grown, etc.
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     Black moss. See under Black, and Tillandsia.
  
     Bog moss. See Sphagnum.
  
     Feather moss, any moss branched in a feathery manner, esp.
        several species of the genus Hypnum.
  
     Florida moss, Long moss, or Spanish moss. See
        Tillandsia.
  
     Iceland moss, a lichen. See Iceland Moss.
  
     Irish moss, a seaweed. See Carrageen.
  
     Moss agate (Min.), a variety of agate, containing brown,
        black, or green mosslike or dendritic markings, due in
        part to oxide of manganese. Called also Mocha stone.
  
     Moss animal (Zool.), a bryozoan.
  
     Moss berry (Bot.), the small cranberry ({Vaccinium
        Oxycoccus).
  
     Moss campion (Bot.), a kind of mosslike catchfly ({Silene
        acaulis), with mostly purplish flowers, found on the
        highest mountains of Europe and America, and within the
        Arctic circle.
  
     Moss land, land produced accumulation of aquatic plants,
        forming peat bogs of more or less consistency, as the
        water is grained off or retained in its pores.
  
     Moss pink (Bot.), a plant of the genus Phlox ({Phlox
        subulata), growing in patches on dry rocky hills in the
        Middle United States, and often cultivated for its
        handsome flowers. --Gray.
  
     Moss rose (Bot.), a variety of rose having a mosslike
        growth on the stalk and calyx. It is said to be derived
        from the Provence rose.
  
     Moss rush (Bot.), a rush of the genus Juncus ({Juncus
        squarrosus).
  
     Scale moss. See Hepatica.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  bog \bog\ (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf.
     Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.]
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     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.
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              Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit,
              Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread.
                                                    --R. Jago.
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     2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and
        grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.]
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     Bog bean. See Buck bean.
  
     Bog bumper (bump, to make a loud noise), Bog blitter,
     Bog bluiter, Bog jumper, the bittern. [Prov.]
  
     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. --P. Cyc.
  
     Bog moss. (Bot.) Same as Sphagnum.
  
     Bog myrtle (Bot.), the sweet gale.
  
     Bog ore. (Min.)
        (a) 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bog moss
      n 1: any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum
           whose decomposed remains form peat [syn: sphagnum,
           sphagnum moss, peat moss, bog moss]

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