noun, often attributive \ˈpēt\

Definition of PEAT

:  turf 2b
:  partially carbonized vegetable tissue formed by partial decomposition in water of various plants (as mosses of the genus Sphagnum)
peaty \ˈpē-tē\ adjective

Origin 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

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall



Definition of PEAT

:  a bold lively woman

Origin of PEAT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1599
PEAT Defined for Kids


noun \ˈpēt\

Definition of PEAT for Kids

:  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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