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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.
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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]
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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.
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peat

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

There are two types: sphagnum peat is produced partially decayed sphagnum moss, and sedge peat from partially decayed sedges and heathers.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
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peat

[ˈpiːt] ntourbe fpeat bog ntourbière f
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peat

nTorf m; (= piece)Stück ntTorf
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peat

[piːt] ntorba
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
The researchers monitored carbon emissions from peatlands in Malaysia's North Selangor Peat Swamp Forest (in Selangor State, close to Kuala Lumpur) and an established oil palm plantation in south Selangor over a five-day period during the country's dry season.
Its spokesman said firefighters are still fighting to contain the spread of peat swamp fires in Kuala Baram in Miri, which has so far ravaged about 70 hectares.
It said the marsh supports the largest expanses left in the Philippines of seven habitat types, and includes a very large area of swamp forest and a peat swamp forest not found anywhere else in the country.
While the majority of arctic and subarctic peatlands have been little utilised for agricultural purpose, in other parts of the world, peatlands are intensively used, as for example in Indonesia, where huge areas of peat swamp forests have been deforested and drained for the establishment of palm oil plantations.
Scientists have discovered a huge pool of carbon in a central African peat swamp that nobody knew about before!
Hartoyo, and Samedi, "Peat swamp forest and the false gharial Tomistoma schlegelii (crocodilia, reptilia) in the Merang River, eastern Sumatra, Indonesia," Oryx, vol.
Land use in the peat swamp in this area changed drastically around 2000.
[14.sup.C] dating from Baram in northern Sarawak indicates that the sea was at the inland margin of the peat swamp about 5400 years ago (Wilford, 1960; Murtedza et al., 2002).
In Central Kalimantan, large population of Gelam grows naturally at various types of peat swamp regions.
Effect of converting secondary tropical peat swamp forest into oil palm plantation on selected peat soil physical properties.