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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Peat bog(0.01017 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: peat bog
n : 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 [syn: bog]
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Peat bog
Peat \Peat\, n. [Prob. for beat, prop., material used to make
the fire burn better, fr. AS. b?tan to better, mend (a fire),
b?t advantage. See Better, Boot advantage.]
A substance of vegetable origin, consisting of roots and
fibers, moss, etc., 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. It is
often dried and used for fuel.
Peat bog, a bog containing peat; also, peat as it occurs in
such places; peat moss.
(a) The plants which, when decomposed, become peat.
(b) A fen producing peat.
(c) (Bot.) Moss of the genus Sphagnum, which often grows
abundantly in boggy or peaty places.
Peat reek, the reek or smoke of peat; hence, also, the
peculiar flavor given to whisky by being distilled with
peat as fuel. [Scot.]