Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

Partially carbonized vegetable matter, found in bogs and used as fuel.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "peat":

  1. I wish we were there, before a blazing turf fire, with the peat piled up, and every one of them red and burning, instead of being out here with these cold winds almost blowing our teeth down our throats." - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. They deny, therefore, that the peat grows. - "The Antiquity of Man", Charles Lyell.
  3. When he knocked he was shown into an untidy kitchen where two men sat drinking by a peat fire. - "Carmen's Messenger", Harold Bindloss.