Peat Bog

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peat bog

[′pēt ‚bäg]
A bog in which peat has formed under conditions of acidity. Also known as peat bed; peat moor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Peat Bog


a natural formation consisting of a surface layer of peat-forming plants that thrive at high moisture levels and an underlying deposit of peat.

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