Turbary meaning

tûrbə-rē
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A place where peat can be dug; a peat bog.
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A piece of peatland from which turf may be cut for fuel.
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Material extracted from a turbary.
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The right to cut turf from a turbary on a common or in some cases, another person's land.
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Origin of turbary

  • Middle English turbarie from Anglo-Norman turberie from Medieval Latin turbāria from turba turf of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition