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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

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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


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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