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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.

Synonyms:

dust, alluvium, ground, earth, grit, loam, clod, dirt, mud.

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