snipe grass and loam of bogs
Around us the farmland of North Kerry stretched from Cnoc on Oir down to the Atlantic Ocean at Ballybunnion, a wide stretch of land where the pasture is interspersed with snipe grass and the dark loam of bogs.
In the above sentence 'snipe grass' is a kind of grass? I checked it in the dictionary and I found a kind of bird. However, here it shouldn't mean so.
About the dark loam of bogs, loam: high quality soil, bog: wetland. I can't get it together. Could you please help me?
Thanks a lot.
P.S. I know I should ask just one question in a post but sorry both questions were in a sentence. I apologize for not following the norms.
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