turbary

1 of 2

noun

tur·​ba·​ry
ˈtərbərē
plural -es
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

2 of 2

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Turbary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbary. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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