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[pee-tee] /ˈpi ti/
adjective, peatier, peatiest.
of, pertaining to, resembling, or containing the substance peat.
Origin of peaty
1755-65; peat1 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you have a peaty place a lot of people a gonna want to see it.
  • We are currently conducting laboratory experiments on peaty organic soils.
  • The best seed germination also occurs on wet, organic, or peaty soils.
  • peaty-smoke aromas, with traces of golden raw sugar, malt and oak.
  • The majority of species grow in stagnant waters, moors, or peaty waters.
  • If peaty hummocks are common, four-toed salamanders may breed in these wetlands.
  • Inkberry is shade tolerant and grows in both sunny and shaded habitats, on dry to wet sites, and on sandy to heavier peaty soils.
Word Origin and History for peaty

1765, from peat + -y (2). Related: Peatiness.

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