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peat

play
noun, often attributive \ˈpēt\

Definition of peat

  1. 1 :  turf 2b

  2. 2 :  partially carbonized vegetable tissue formed by partial decomposition in water of various plants (as mosses of the genus Sphagnum)

peaty

play \ˈpē-tē\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of peat

Middle English pete piece of peat, from Medieval Latin peta, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Cornish peyth bit, Welsh peth thing


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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peat

noun

Definition of peat

  1. :  a bold lively woman



Origin and Etymology of peat

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1599

Rhymes with peat

beat, beet, bleat, cheat, cleat, Crete, deet, eat, feat, fleet, Geat, gleet, greet, heat, lied, meat, meet, mete, neat, pleat, seat, sheet, skeet, sleet, street, suite, sweet, teat, treat, tweet, weet, wheat


PEAT Defined for Kids

peat

play
noun \ˈpēt\

Definition of peat for Students

  1. :  a blackish or dark brown material that is the remains of plants partly decayed in water and is dug and dried for use as fuel




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