Definition of peat :
1. A small person; a pet; - sometimes used contemptuously.
2. 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.
mineral (part of speech: noun)
clay, calcite, lignite, manganese, talcum, chromite, bauxite, corundum, azurite, hornblende, kaolinite, ozocerite, asbestos, alabaster, fluorspar, fluorite, coke, silicate, silica, emery, molybdenite, garnet, fool's gold, barite, selenite, graphite, feldspar, quicklime, iolite, aragonite, carbon, spar, mica, lazurite, pitchblende, pyroxene, pyrite, pumice, gypsum, mineral, brookite, lime, obsidian, cryolite, chlorite, salt, coal, diatomite, boron, brimstone, quartz, cobalt, orthoclase, glauconite, vermiculite, sulfur, chalcedony, crystal, rhodonite, magnesite
fuel (part of speech: noun)
- If, as the Germans themselves admit, the peat question there is still a nice one as regards the test of dollars and cents, it is obvious, that, for a time, we must " hasten slowly." - "Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel", Samuel William Johnson.
- 3. The different kinds of Peat. - "Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel", Samuel William Johnson.
- It has a higher percentage of fixed carbon, and less volatile matter and water, than peat. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.