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Definition of "peat" []

  • Partially carbonized vegetable matter, usually mosses, found in bogs and used as fertilizer and fuel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peat" in a sentence
  • "A line about the distinctive smell of Irish peat is used twice."
  • "Also on hand, the rosemary, in peat pots, popped back into the shade because of the ferocious heat today."
  • "The river is dark with peat from the fell, curlews are calling with nothing to tell."