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- adj. Of or resembling peat, especially the taste or smell.
- adj. Containing peat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Composed of peat; abounding in peat; resembling peat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling peat; abounding in peat; composed of peat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or pertaining to or of the nature of peat
Of these, the best are those rich in organic matter, the so-called peaty soils.
The first kind is either properly peat, or otherwise of soil largely composed of peat, (making what I will call peaty soil.)
I smoke and had 4 deer within 10 feet of me the other day 3 bucks/1 doe. and the only one that even knew that I was there was a sml. 6pt that I named "peaty".
Its action in decomposing vegetable matter and rendering the inert nitrogen it contains available for the plant's use, is also one of its most important properties, and accounts for its beneficial action when applied to soils, such as peaty soils, rich in organic matter.
The absence of the nitrifying organisms in certain soils, such as peaty and forest soils, may be thus accounted for.
These islands, situated in the same latitude with Tierra del Fuego and only between two and three hundred miles distant from it, having a nearly similar climate, with a geological formation almost identical, with favourable situations and the same kind of peaty soil, yet can boast of few plants deserving even the title of bushes; whilst in Tierra del Fuego it is impossible to find an acre of land not covered by the densest forest.
If you like chipotle or a peaty whisky, and you like California pinot, I predict you will love this wine!
And it is traditionally the western side of Scotland that is plagued, because the midges need lots of rain, more than 120cm per year, humid air and an acid, peaty soil, which is what the Highlands and islands provide in abundance.
Wait a minute -- Islay is that part of Scotland that gives us amazing, smoky and peaty whiskies like Lagavulin and Laphroaig.
Whether it's the smoky, peaty flavor of an Islay malt, the sweet complexity of a Speyside, or even a smooth and mellow blend, a good Scotch can melt the chill in your bones, and it's a balm for the spirit besides.
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