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

  Sphagnum \Sphag"num\, n. [NL., fr/ Gr. ??? a kind of moss.]
     (Bot.)
     A genus of mosses having white leaves slightly tinged with
     red or green and found growing in marshy places; bog moss;
     peat moss.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sphagnum
      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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