One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A place from which peats are cut; a peatbog.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Chalmers (d. 1825), antiquary and political writer. From peat + -ery. In the forms petary, peatary after post-classical Latin petaria (frequently 1180–1608 in British sources; also as petarium) from peta peat + classical Latin -āria.
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