peat bog

peat bog
noun
wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
Syn: ↑bog
Derivationally related forms: ↑boggy (for: ↑bog)
Hypernyms: ↑wetland
Hyponyms: ↑mire, ↑quagmire, ↑quag, ↑morass, ↑slack, ↑slough

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noun or peat moor
: a bog containing peat : an accumulation of peat

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a swamp in which peat has accumulated.
[1765-75]

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peat bank, peat bed, peat bog, peatˈland, peat moor or peat moss noun
1. A region, bog, moor, etc, covered with peat
2. A place from which peat is dug
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Main Entry:peat

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peat bog,
an accumulation of peat or peaty matter: »

By the Middle Ages…peat bogs were supplying the principal fuel needs of many large towns (New Scientist).


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