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peat

 (pēt)
n.
Partly decomposed vegetable matter, usually mosses, found in bogs and sometimes burned as fuel or mixed into soil to improve growing conditions.

[Middle English pete, perhaps from Medieval Latin peta.]

peat′y adj.

peat

(piːt)
n
1.
a. a compact brownish deposit of partially decomposed vegetable matter saturated with water: found in uplands and bogs in temperate and cold regions and used as a fuel (when dried) and as a fertilizer
b. (as modifier): peat bog.
2. a piece of dried peat for use as fuel
[C14: from Anglo-Latin peta, perhaps from Celtic; compare Welsh peth thing]
ˈpeaty adj

peat

(piːt)
n
1. archaic derogatory a person, esp a woman
2. obsolete a term of endearment for a girl or woman
[C16: of uncertain origin]

peat

(pit)

n.
1. a highly organic material found in marshy or damp regions, composed of partially decayed vegetable matter: it is cut and dried for use as fuel.
2. such vegetable matter used as fertilizer or fuel.
[1300–50; Middle English pete (compare Anglo-Latin peta), of obscure orig.]
peat′y, adj. peat•i•er, peat•i•est.

peat

(pēt)
Partially decayed vegetable matter, especially mosses, found in bogs. Peat is burned as a fuel and is also used as a fertilizer.

peat

There are two types: sphagnum peat is produced partially decayed sphagnum moss, and sedge peat from partially decayed sedges and heathers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peat - partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried
humate - material that is high in humic acids
vegetable matter - matter produced by plants or growing in the manner of a plant
Translations
rašelina
tørv
turve
treset
mórtorf
泥炭
이탄
torv
ถ่านหินเลน
than bùn

peat

[piːt]
A. Nturba f
B. CPD peat bog Nturbera f, turbal m

peat

[ˈpiːt] ntourbe fpeat bog ntourbière f

peat

nTorf m; (= piece)Stück ntTorf

peat

[piːt] ntorba

peat

سِمَاد طَبِيعِيّ rašelina tørv Torf τύρφη turba turve tourbe treset torba 泥炭 이탄 turf torv torf turfa торф torv ถ่านหินเลน turba than bùn 泥煤
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