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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 peat /ˈpit/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peat n.  A small person; a pet; -- sometimes used contemptuously. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peat, n.  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.
 Peat bog, a bog containing peat; also, peat as it occurs in such places; peat moss.
 Peat moss. (a) The plants which, when decomposed, become peat. (b) A fen producing peat. (c) Bot. Moss of the genus Sphagnum, which often grows abundantly in boggy or peaty places.
 Peat reek, the reek or smoke of peat; hence, also, the peculiar flavor given to whisky by being distilled with peat as fuel. [Scot.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water;
          can be used as a fuel when dried