peat definition

  • noun:
    • Partially carbonized veggie matter, generally mosses, present in bogs and used as fertilizer and gasoline.
    • a tiny individual; a pet; -- sometimes used contemptuously.
    • A substance of vegetable source, comprising origins and fibers, moss, etc., in several phases of decomposition, and discovered, as some sort of grass or bog, frequently in reduced situations, where it is always just about concentrated with liquid. It's dried out and useful for fuel.
    • Partly decomposed vegetable matter, produced under various conditions of climate and topography, and of considerable importance in certain regions as fuel.
    • A small block of peat-bog or -moss, resembling an ordinary brick in shape, cut and dried for fuel.
    • partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with liquid; may be used as a fuel whenever dried out
  • others:
    • An obsolete variation of animal.

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