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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or pertaining to or of the nature of partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water;

Usage examples (34)
  • Of these, the best are those rich in organic matter, the so-called peaty soils.
  • The first kind is either properly peat, or otherwise of soil largely composed of peat, (making what I will call peaty soil.)
  • The absence of the nitrifying organisms in certain soils, such as peaty and forest soils, may be thus accounted for.
  • Through the peaty soil and tinkling heather-bells. for more
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