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[peet-land] /ˈpitˌlænd/
an extensive tract of land where peat has formed.
Origin of peatland
1905-10; peat1 + -land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The peatland is teardrop-shaped, with the narrow end at the outlet on the western side of the wetland.
  • Large, hydrologically intact open peatland is dominated by sedges and sphagnum mosses.
  • Watershed boundaries originated at the bog mat pour point, of which there could be many in the case of a raised peatland.
  • East of the lagoon is a peatland with coastal fen, coastal bog, and tamarack swamp.
  • Yellow cedar grows in the park's southwestern half on wet, sloping sites and peatland fringes.
  • The region is characterized by relatively flat topography with large expanses of swamp forest and low-productivity peatland.
British Dictionary definitions for peatland


an area of land consisting of peat bogs, usually containing many species of flora and fauna
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