Men digging peat for fuel.
An example of peat is a material someone may add to his or her garden.
- partly decayed, moisture-absorbing plant matter found in ancient bogs and swamps, used as a plant covering or fuel
- a dried block of this used as fuel
Origin of peatMiddle English pete from Medieval Latin peta, piece of turf, probably from Celtic an unverified form pett-, piece from source piece, Welsh peth
Origin of peatMiddle English pete perhaps from Medieval Latin peta
(countable and uncountable, plural peats)
Origin unknown; perhaps a borrowing from an unattested Pictish or Brythonic source.
- (obsolete) A small person; a pet.
Compare pet (“a favourite").
- A surname.
From a Middle English pet-from of Peter.