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peatnoun [U]

uk   us   /piːt/
a ​darkbrownsubstance like ​soil that was ​formed by ​plantsdying and ​becomingburied. It is sometimes ​added to ​ordinarygardensoil to ​improve it and is sometimes used as ​fuel.
(Definition of peat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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peatnoun [U]

 us   /pit/
partly decayed ​plantmatter, used to ​improvegardendirt or as ​fuel
(Definition of peat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “peat”
in Spanish Turba…
in Vietnamese than bùn…
in Malaysian gambut…
in Thai ถ่านหินเลน…
in Chinese (Simplified) 泥炭,泥煤…
in Turkish bitki gübresi, turba…
in Russian торф…
in Indonesian tanah berlumut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 泥炭,泥煤…
in Polish torf…
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