What does the word peat mean?

Usage examples for 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 by W. H. G. Kingston
  2. They deny, therefore, that the peat grows. – The Antiquity of Man by 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 by Harold Bindloss