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1. (Science: chemical) A piece of turf cut for use as a fuel.
2. (Science: botany) A mass of partially carbonised plant tissue formed by partial decomposition in water of various plants and especially. Of mosses of the genus sphagnum, widely found in many parts of the world, varying in consistency from a turf to a slime used as a fertiliser, as stable litter, as a fuel, and for making charcoal.
Partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried.A type of soil deriving from dead organic material situated in a wet area, where the reduced amount of Wet conditions results in the organic material not decomposing as much as it usually would do so in the presence of more oxygen.

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