raised bog

raised bog
   An area of acid, peaty soil especially that developed from moss, in which the center is higher than the margins.
   Compare: pocosin, Carolina Bay, moss peat.
   [ Note: raised peat bog (not preferred) refer to highmoor bog ].
   SW & GG87

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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