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Topic: SOIL

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: peta, probably from a Celtic language

peat

noun
     
peat
[uncountable]TPHBP 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
peaty adjective:
a rich, peaty soil
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