Origin of peat1
Definition for peat (2 of 2)
Origin of peat2
Examples from the Web for peat
Twice he took up the matches and dropped them again to light it at the fire, but the peat was burning badly.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
When peat moss was first introduced it was strongly recommended for the bedding of pigs.The Pig|Sanders Spencer
Peat and leaf-mould also answer; but a stiff clay will not do unless it has been cultivated and mixed with lighter stuff.
"No, the peat answers their purpose much better," said Will.
It must not, however, be imagined that the Fen Beds consist wholly or even chiefly of peat.Notes on the Fenland|T. McKenny Huges
British Dictionary definitions for peat (1 of 2)
- a compact brownish deposit of partially decomposed vegetable matter saturated with water: found in uplands and bogs in temperate and cold regions and used as a fuel (when dried) and as a fertilizer
- (as modifier)peat bog