peat bog


a swamp in which peat has accumulated.

Origin of peat bog

First recorded in 1765–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for peat bog

Historical Examples of peat bog

  • We must place in this class the peat-bog of Wauwyl, canton of Lucerne (five settlements).

    Primitive Man

    Louis Figuier

  • The supply of water is ample, but the water is hard, and has a smack of peat-bog in its flavour.

  • To me these hypotheses seem more like the apparently solid spots in a peat-bog, on which whoso alights is let into the morass.

  • Here a peat-bog has encroached upon a fresh-water lake and has covered a mud bottom strewn with shells of pond-snails and mussels.

  • Fred was off in a moment, and before he had got fifty yards away was floundering knee-deep in a peat-bog.

    Freaks on the Fells

    R.M. Ballantyne

peat bog in Science

peat bog

See under bog.
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