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peaty

[pee-tee]
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adjective, peat·i·er, peat·i·est.
  1. of, pertaining to, resembling, or containing the substance peat.
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Origin of peaty

First recorded in 1755–65; peat1 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for peaty

Historical Examples

  • And the smell of peaty clothes smote him on the nostril for the first time that day.

    Gilian The Dreamer

    Neil Munro

  • As pigments, the peaty Cappah brown is the most transparent and rich in colour.

  • A mountainous, peaty region in the northern part of Great Britain.

    This Giddy Globe

    Oliver Herford

  • It will not flourish in wet soils or on those of a peaty or sandy character.

  • Then he fell to them again, throwing out the peaty soil with both hands.

    Red Eve

    H. Rider Haggard


Word Origin and History for peaty

adj.

1765, from peat + -y (2). Related: Peatiness.

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