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Definition of peat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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a soft black or brown substance formed from decaying plants just under the surface of the ground, especially in cool wet areas. It is burned as a fuel or used to improve garden soil peat bogs peat extraction a peat fire (= one in which cut pieces of peat are burned)
adjective peaty soils
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