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  1. mountaineering a natural channel or fissure in a peat moor; a peat hag
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Word Origin for grough

C20: possibly the same as grough, an obsolete variant of gruff in the obsolete sense: ``rough'' (of terrain)
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Historical Examples of grough

  • Thus graff or grough is compounded of grave and rough; and trudge from tread or trot, and drudge.

    A Grammar of the English Tongue

    Samuel Johnson