blanket bog

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blanket bog An ombrogenous peat bog community, typical of flat or moderately sloping areas in very wet, oceanic climates with high humidity. In the British Isles, blanket bogs are widespread on the Pennine summits, in north-west Scotland, and in parts of Ireland. Compare raised bog and valley bog.

blanket bog

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blanket bog An ombrogenous peat (bog) community, typical of flat or moderately sloping areas in very wet, oceanic climates with high humidity. In the British Isles blanket bogs are widespread on the Pennine summits, in north-western Scotland, and in parts of Ireland. Compare RAISED BOG and VALLEY BOG.

blanket bog

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blanket bog Ombrogenous bog community, typical of flat or moderately sloping areas in very wet, oceanic climates with high humidity. In the British Isles, blanket bogs are widespread on the Pennine summits, in north-west Scotland, and in parts of Ireland.