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Soil formed of dead but not fully decayed plants found in bog areas
{n} a species of turf used for fuel, a net
Any soil or soil horizon containing at least 30 percent organic matter
In the catalogue you will find some plants prefer Peaty or largely organic soil: by this I means a lot of compost and semi-decomposed organic material should be mixed into the soil Not necessarily peat moss (in fact I recommend against it), more the woody sort of peat you find in the upper layers of an established woods
partially converted carbon residue soaked with water, usually formed by decaying plants
Partially decomposed remains of plants that once flourished in a waterlogged environment
A dark brown or black deposit resulting from the partial decomposition of vegetative matter in marshes and swamps
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
Soil formed of dead but not fully decayed flora found in bog areas
A small person; a pet; sometimes used contemptuously
When plants have partially decayed and been compacted in layers by pressure from above, the result is called peat If left alone for eons, it turns into coal All over the world, however, people have dug up peat todry and use for fuel Peat also is used as a fertizler for plants, and even a packing material or bedding for cows, horses, and so on, if it dries light and fluffy
An unconsolidated deposit of semicarbonized plant remains, generally found in a water shed environment such as a bog or a fen and is of high moisture content (at least 75%) Peat is an early stage of the development of coal and is comprised, usually, of approximately 60% carbon and 30% moisture-free oxygen When dried out, peat burns very easily
This form of dried moss can be used as a filter material to soften water and make it more acidic
Partly decomposed plant material deposited under saturated soil conditions
fibrous substance formed of partly decayed plant material
It is often dried and used for fuel
a deposit of slightly or non-decayed organic matter (Buckman and Brady 1966)
A marsh or swamp deposit of water-soaked plant remains containing more than 50 percent carbon It is a highly water-retentive, spongy, organic soil amendment that is available for your garden or flower bed It may add to your soil’s acidity
– The partially decayed plant matter found in swamps and bogs, one of the earliest stages of coal formation
partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried
- Soil of partially decomposed vegetable matter, accumulated under waterlogged (anaerobic) conditions, sometimes made up entirely of Sphagnum mosses
A soft brown mass of compressed, partially decomposed vegetation that forms in a water-saturated environment and has a carbon content of 50% Dried peat can be burned as fuel
Partially decomposed plant material; the first stage in the process of making coal
the lowest rank of coal; slightly altered, partially decayed plant material, often quarried from bogs
Partly decomposed organic matter, originating from the decomposition ofvegetation in bogs, marshes or heathland As an ingredient of potting soil, peatassists in moisture retention
organic accumulations composed of fibrous, semi-fibrous, or amorphous materials, developed in saturated conditions
Undecomposed or only slightly decomposed organic matter accumulated under conditions of excess moisture Semi-carbonized remains of plants (such as moss, sedge, trees), some animal residues, and often some mineral soil Plant residues show little, if any, morphological change
A substance of vegetable origin, consisting of roots and fibers, moss, etc
Generally, unconsolidated material that consists mainly of undecomposed, or only slightly decomposed, organic matter accumulated under conditions of excessive moisture More specifically, a layer of organic material containing plant residues that may show little, if any, morphological change and that have accumulated as a result of submergence in water or through being in a very wet environment (19)
organic deposits consisting of the partially decomposed remains of plants, which accumulate over time more rapidly than decomposition processes can break them down Peat may be derived from the remains of mosses, sedges, or woody plants
Fibrous plant debris produced by the partial disintegration of plant material in wet areas Impacts on aquaculture through the addition of humic acids to the water as it percolates through the peat The addition of the acid to the water causes a drop in the pH level Water from peat areas may also take on a brown colouration, which when extreme, may result in the inability of fish to feed or react to photoperiod stimulation
{i} dried block of bog or swamp matter used for fuel
Peat is decaying plant material which is found under the ground in some cool, wet regions. Peat can be added to soil to help plants grow, or can be burnt on fires instead of coal. a black substance formed from decaying plants under the surface of the ground in some areas, which can be burned as a fuel, or mixed with soil to help plants grow well (peta, probably from a language). Organic fuel consisting of a light, spongy material formed in temperate, humid environments by the accumulation and partial decomposition of vegetable remains under conditions of poor drainage. Peat deposition is the first step in the formation of coal. Dried peat burns readily, with a smoky flame and a characteristic odour. It is used for domestic heating and can be used to fire boilers. It is only a minor contributor to the world energy supply, but large deposits occur in Canada, China, Indonesia, Russia, Scandinavia, and the U.S. Major users include Finland, Ireland, Russia, and Sweden
Unconsolidated material, largely undecomposed organic matter, that has accumulated under excess moisture (See Fibric soil material )
Generally, unconsolidated plant material primarily consisting of undecomposed, or only slightly decomposed, organic matter accumulated under water-soaked conditions More specifically, a layer of organic material containing plant residues that may show little, if any, morphological change and that have accumulated as a result of submergence in water or through being in a very wet environment One of the basic building blocks of the Canoe Country ecosystem
peat-moss
Attributive form of peat moss, noun
peat bog
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
peat moss
any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat
peat moss
or sphagnum moss Any of more than 160 species of plants that make up the bryophyte genus Sphagnum, which grow in dense clumps around ponds, in swamps and bogs, on moist, acid cliffs, and on lakeshores from tropical to subpolar regions. These pale-green to deep-red plants can hold 20 times their weight in water. As they die and are compressed, they form organic peat, which is harvested and dried as fuel, as seedbed cover, and as shipping packaging for plants and live aquatic animals. Gardeners stir peat into soil to increase soil moisture, porosity, and acidity and to reduce erosion
four-peat
To win somethings four times consecutively
four-peat
A fourth successive win
peaty
Of or resembling peat, especially the taste or smell

The scotch had a peaty flavor.

three-peat
To win somethings three times consecutively
three-peat
A third successive win
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peaty
{s} smelling like peat or dried swamp matter
peaty
of or pertaining to or of the nature of peat
peaty
Containing peat
peaty
Peaty soil or land contains a large quantity of peat
peaty
Composed of peat; abounding in peat; resembling peat
peat

    Turkish pronunciation

    pit

    Pronunciation

    /ˈpēt/ /ˈpiːt/

    Etymology

    [ 'pEt ] (noun.) 14th century. Middle English pete, from Medieval Latin peta.

    Common Collocations

    peat bog

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