[ pee-tee ]


, peat·i·er, peat·i·est.
  1. of, pertaining to, resembling, or containing the substance peat.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of peaty1

First recorded in 1755–65; peat 1 + -y 1

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Example Sentences

It’s also beautifully written, the occasional Scots word or phrase contributing to its peaty flavor.

The Hakushu 12 was a little peaty and nutty, the kind of dram I want to unwind with after a fine restaurant meal.

Broken crocks should be strewn upon the tray, and on to this is heaped peaty soil mixed with sand.

Black peaty soil varying in thickness, the maximum being about a foot.

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

It may be asserted that it is for want of sufficient pressure that beds of peaty bog have not been completely changed into coal.

For a while we had to use swamp water, which contained a good many insects of various kinds and had a distinctly peaty flavour.


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