peat

(redirected from peatier)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

peat

(pēt)
Partially decayed vegetable matter, especially mosses, found in bogs. Peat is burned as a fuel and is also used as a fertilizer.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

peat

[ˈpiːt] ntourbe fpeat bog ntourbière f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

peat

nTorf m; (= piece)Stück ntTorf
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

peat

[piːt] ntorba
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in periodicals archive ?
Wood says: "Peatier, smokier whiskies of Islay do run the risk of overpowering food so typically I would recommend very rich food to pair with them -- steaks and venison or even biltong or beef jerky would create a very interesting dynamic."
SATURDAY'S SOLUTION: airer; arrive; artier; irate; pair; peatier; peri; pervier; pier; pieta; pirate; pratie; private; PRIVATEER; privet; rapier; reive; reiver; repair; retie; retire; ripe; riper; rite; rive; river; rivet; riveter; tapir; terai; tier; tire; trier; trip; tripe; vair; verite; viper.