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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  {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.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Peat  \Peat\,  n.  [Cf.  {Pet}  a  fondling.] 
  A  small  person;  a  pet;  --  sometimes  used  contemptuously. 
  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  partially  carbonized  vegetable  matter  saturated  with  water; 
  used  as  a  fuel  when  dried 

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