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NOUN (1)

1. wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel;
[syn: bog, peat bog]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peat \Peat\, n. [Prob. for beat, prop., material used to make the fire burn better, fr. AS. b[=e]tan to better, mend (a fire), b[=o]t advantage. See Better, Boot advantage.] A substance of vegetable origin, consisting of roots and fibers, moss, etc., in various stages of decomposition, and found, as a kind of turf or bog, usually in low situations, where it is always more or less saturated with water. It is often dried and used for fuel. [1913 Webster] Peat bog, a bog containing peat; also, peat as it occurs in such places; peat moss. Peat moss. (a) The plants which, when decomposed, become peat. (b) A fen producing peat. (c) (Bot.) Moss of the genus Sphagnum, which often grows abundantly in boggy or peaty places. Peat reek, the reek or smoke of peat; hence, also, the peculiar flavor given to whisky by being distilled with peat as fuel. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

peat bog n 1: wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel [syn: bog, peat bog]