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Origin unknown; perhaps a borrowing from an unattested Pictish or Brythonic source.
- Soil formed of dead but not fully decayed plants found in bog areas, often burned as fuel. [from 14th c.]
Compare pet (“a favourite”).
peat (plural peats)
- (obsolete) A pet, a darling; a woman.