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Peat

The remains of dead plants that have been preserved in a wet acid environment for long periods (thousands, even millions of years), becoming compressed and darkened. Large deposits are mined, the peat used for fuel, for soil improvement and for horticultural potting media. The best peat is moss peat, derived largely from sphagnum moss, but sedge peat is also available.

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