follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

turbary

[tur-buh-ree] /ˈtɜr bə ri/
noun, plural turbaries.
1.
land, or a piece of land, where turf or peat may be dug or cut.
2.
Law. the right to cut turf or peat on a common land or on another person's land.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English turbarye < Medieval Latin turbāria, equivalent to turb(a) turf + -āria -ary1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for turbary

turbary

/ˈtɜːbərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
land where peat or turf is cut or has been cut
2.
Also called common of turbary. (in England) the legal right to cut peat for fuel on a common
Word Origin
C14: from Old French turbarie, from Medieval Latin turbāria, from turba peat, turf
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for turbary

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for turbary

12
13
Scrabble Words With Friends