turbary

noun
tur·​ba·​ry | \ˈtərbərē\
plural -es

Definition of turbary 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the ground where turf or peat may be dug especially for fuel : peat bog

2 : an easement under English law to dig turf or peat on a common or on another's land

turbary

adjective
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Definition of turbary (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or constituting hogs or sheep domesticated in prehistoric times

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History and Etymology for turbary

Noun

Middle English, from Medieval Latin turbaria, from turba turf, peat (of Germanic origin; akin to Old English turf) + Latin -aria -ary

Adjective

turbary entry 1; from the fact that the remains of such sheep are found in turbaries of the period

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