woody peat


woody peat
   An accumulation of organic material that is predominantly composed of trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. Compare herbaceous peat, moss peat, sedimentary peat, peat, muck, and mucky peat. SSM

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  • herbaceous peat —    An accumulation of organic material, decomposed to some degree that is predominantly the remains of sedges, reeds, cattails and other herbaceous plants.    Compare: moss peat, sedimentary peat, woody peat, peat, muck, and mucky peat.    SSM …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • moss peat —    An accumulation of organic material that is predominantly the remains of mosses (e.g., sphagnum moss).    Compare: herbaceous peat, sedimentary peat, woody peat, peat, muck, and mucky peat.    SSM …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • sedimentary peat —    An accumulation of organic material that is predominantly the remains of floating aquatic plants (e.g., algae) and the remains and fecal material of aquatic animals, including coprogenous earth.    Compare: herbaceous peat, moss peat, woody… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • organic materials —    [ soil survey ]    Unconsolidated sediments or deposits in which carbon is an essential, substantial component. Several types of organic materials (deposits) can be identified based on the composition of the dominant fibers (grassy organic… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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  • plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …   Universalium

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