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peat

noun, often attributive \ ˈpēt \

Definition of peat

1 : turf 4b
2 : partially carbonized vegetable tissue formed by partial decomposition in water of various plants (such 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

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peat

noun

Definition of peat

: a bold lively woman

Origin and Etymology of peat

origin unknown


PEAT Defined for Kids

peat

noun \ ˈpēt \

Definition of peat for Students

: 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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